In addition to announcing the May 19, 2017 premiere date for season three, Syfy confirmed they’ve given an early season four renewal order to 12 Monkeys. Unfortunately, they also confirmed the fourth season will be the show’s final season. Balancing out the bad news, Syfy revealed they’re satisfying fans who love to binge-watch by airing all 10 episodes of 12 Monkeys season three over three consecutive nights. Episodes one through four will air on Friday, May 19th. Episodes five, six, and seven will premiere on May 20th, and episodes eight, nine, and 10 will debut on Sunday, May 21st.
Terry Matalas serves as showrunner and executive produces along with Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, and David Grossman. Matalas and Travis Fickett developed the series, which is based on the 1995 film, for television.
“Universal Cable Productions and Syfy have given us the opportunity to tell an ambitious, emotional story with a beginning, middle and an end – if not always in that order,” said Matalas. “I couldn’t be more grateful for their faith and support. Like our fans who may want to turn their clocks ahead to see what we’ve got in store, I only wish I could turn mine back to relive this incredible experience over again.”
“12 Monkeys has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” stated Jeff Wachtel, President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where Terry takes us with the final chapter of this fabulous story in the fourth season.”
The Season 3 Plot: Season 3 will continue the journey of James Cole (Aaron Stanford), a man sent back in time to eradicate the source of a deadly plague, and his partner, brilliant virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull). While attempting to untangle an insidious conspiracy that’s been spun throughout centuries, the duo embark on a desperate search across time to find the man responsible for the apocalypse – a time traveler who calls himself the Witness. Killing the Witness will save the world, but the journey will come at tremendous personal stakes for the pair. 12 Monkeys also stars Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon).
Season three guest stars include Hannah Waddingham, Faran Tahir, James Callis, and Christopher Lloyd.