Get ready for “12 Monkeys” X 2. Does that mean 24 monkeys? We can only hope.
Syfy announced on Thursday (March 12) that “12 Monkeys” will be back for a second season in 2016.
While the renewal announcement doesn't include an episode count, it does include an interesting tidbit: With current showrunner Natalie Chaidez developing Syfy's “Hunters,” Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who wrote the pilot, will be stepping up as showrunners. This is especially fun for those of us who remember Fickett from his days as a TV reporter for IGN.
“We are absolutely committed to '12 Monkeys,' and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” blurbs Dave Howe, Syfy President. “The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for.”
In its most recent airing, “12 Monkeys” drew 1.5 million viewers, with Syfy claiming a 104 percent average weekly Live+3 lift for the dram.
Personally, I still need to catch up on Season 1… But it's good to know there'll be more to come if I actually do catch up.