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Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.
From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »
- Chris Holt
It’s bananas how much new casting there is to report for 12 Monkeys.
Video Syfy’s 12 Monkeys Trailer
TVLine has learned exclusively that a quartet of actors have landed recurring roles on the Syfy drama, which is inspired by the 1995 feature film and stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita) and Amanda Schull (Suits) as a man sent from the future to stop a plague and the current-day scientist who helps him in that endeavor.
With Fargo proving that it’s possible to make great television out of excellent films (as we discussed previously), there are now plenty of other big-to-small-screen transitions on the way.
Of particular interest to the geeky-minded will be Syfy’s 13-episode televisual version of Terry Gilliam’s mercilessly mind-bending surreal sci-fi flick 12 Monkeys, which has now found itself a cast.
Cole, Bruce Willis’ time-travelling mental patient in the film, will be played on telly by Aaron Stanford, perhaps best recognised as Pyro from X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, although he's also held roles in the 2006 version of The Hills Have Eyes and TV's Nikita.
Production on Syfy's upcoming "12 Monkeys" series begins next month, and along with more details on that we have two new cast members to announce, one of whom is quite near and dear to our horror-loving hearts.
From the Press Release:
Syfy’s adventure thriller "12 Monkeys" will commence series production August 6, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. The season, consisting of 13 episodes, stars Aaron Stanford (as time traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), and Noah Bean (Aaron Marker).
Syfy also confirms additional casting, inking Tom Noonan (pictured; The House of the Devil, The Roost, "Hell on Wheels") and Emily Hampshire (Cosmopolis, "Rookie Blue") for recurring roles. Noonan portrays a mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys. Imposing and intelligent, Noonan’s character will be at the center of the conspiracy. Hampshire will portray Jennifer Goines, a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the »
- Debi Moore
Well this is interesting. Syfy has said repeatedly that they didn't want a simple re-tread of the classic Terry Gilliam film in their 12 Monkeys TV series, and even though their first trailer looks exactly like it, they're at least changing up our perceptions of the characters. It's been announced that Emily Hampshire (a female if that was unclear) has snagged the role originally played by Brad Pitt (not a female).
I'm never opposed to seeing some creative casting choices for roles, even for well known properties. I've always been a big proponent of giving the best actor for the job the role (regardless of appearances). So hopefully, that's what Syfy is doing here by casting Emily Hampshire in the role Brad Pitt occupied in the film, and not some PR stunt to gather attention:
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
“Brothers & Sisters” alum Luke MacFarlane, Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore have been cast as the leads in Syfy's newest scripted series “Killjoys,” the cable network announced Tuesday. From Temple Street Productions, the producers of “Orphan Black,” and Michelle Lovretta, the creator of “Lost Girl” who also serves as writer and showrunner, “Killjoys” follows a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war. See video: Aaron Stanford Travels Back in Time in First Trailer for Syfy's '12 Monkeys’ Chris Grismer (“Vampire Diaries”) will. »
- Linda Ge
The series follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who is on a mission to eradicate the source of a deadly plague. Featuring in the cast are Aaron Stanford (X2: X-Men United), Amanda Schull (Suits), Noah Bean (Nikita) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), and the series is scheduled to premiere in July 2015.
So, what do we make of that?
The post Trailer for Syfy’s 12 Monkeys TV series appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The closest to TV Terry Gilliam got post-Monty Python was a suggestion that his abortive Watchmen adaptation could be made as a miniseries. Now a Gilliam movie is about to be reworked on the small screen without him and you can see the trailer for it right here.
Aaron Stanford (X-men) will take the role of a man sent back from a devastated Earth to prevent the spread of the virus that felled humanity. Tracing the cause back to True Blood‘s Željko Ivanek (pictured in the video thumbnail), he sets about undoing chronology with the help of Pretty Little Liars star Amanda Schull.
Who knows what Mr Gilliam makes of Syfy’s take on the property – while the basic premise is sound for a gripping narrative, the end result appears »
- Steve Palace
Hey, check it out, it’s a “Nikita” reunion! Nikita’s platonic BFFs Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean are re-teaming to save the world in the Syfy Channel’s adaptation of “12 Monkeys,” which we’re told is a complete “re-imagining” of the 1995 Terry Gilliam movie starring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis. From the looks of this first trailer for the show, they weren’t kidding. Of course that was probably expected if you’re going to stretch out a movie into a multiple season long TV show. I’m guessing the ending will also not be quite as bleak, even if this trailer does seem to hint at some seriously depressing life for our hero. The blonde is pretty easy on the eyes, too. She’s no 1995 Madeleine Stowe, of course, but who was? Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day »
Syfy's 12 Monkeys TV series arrives in January 2015, and here's the first full trailer...
The jury's out until January 2015 on what a longer, Terry Gilliam-less 12 Monkeys has to offer, but this first full trailer has arrived to give us an idea. It looks as though Syfy's TV adaptation of the 1995 film has gone the straightforward time travel thriller route, losing some of Gilliam's stranger edges.
As prisoner James Cole in 12 Monkeys, Aaron Stanford (probably best known in these parts as X2's Pyro) is sent back in time to find and eradicate the source of an outbreak due to decimate humanity. En route he meets Amanda Schull's Dr Railly and Zeljko Ivanek's sinister philanthropist, Leland Frost. Should Cole be successful in his task, as this trailer tells us, his reward will be a Back To The Future-style paradox erasure.
See what you make of the first trailer below. »
Well, color me surprised. The first trailer for Syfy's "12 Monkeys" TV adaptation actually looks pretty cool. Described as a "complete sort of reimagining" by co-creator Terry Matalas at the TCA Summer Press Tour, the new show stars Aaron Stanford as James Cole (played by Bruce Willis in Terry Gilliam's 1995 film version), a man living in a post-apocalyptic future who travels back to the past to try and eradicate the source of the plague that wiped out a large chunk of the human population. Written by Matalas and Travis Fickett ("Nikita," "Terra Nova"), the series also stars Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, and Kirk Acevedo. Check out the intriguing new trailer below and let us know whether you'll be watching by voting in the poll further down the page. "12 Monkeys" premieres in January on Syfy. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Syfy has given a series green light to "12 Monkeys," a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, and a promo trailer for it has sneaked online quietly all under-the-radar like. Check it out, and look for more official stuff from Syfy later.
Said Dave Howe, “‘12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock. We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects, including the recently announced event series ‘Ascension’ and the second season renewal of ‘Helix’ from Ron Moore.”
Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will executive produce. Roven produced the original film. Jake Kurily will serve as Atlas’ executive on the series. »
- Steve Barton
Aaron Stanford takes over for Bruce Willis as a time traveler attempting to stave off the annihilation of the human race in the first trailer for Syfy's series adaptation of “12 Monkeys,” based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film of the same name. In the original film, Willis’ James Cole was a prisoner in a dystopian future forced to travel back in time to stop a man-made virus that ends up wiping out most of the human race. Stanford takes over the Cole role here, time-traveling from a bleak future to the present, where he meets Amanda Schull's Dr. Cassandra »
- Linda Ge
We haven't heard anything regarding Syfy's upcoming 12 Monkeys TV series, since it was given a series order from the network back in April. Following the show's TCA Summer Press Tour panel this week, the first trailer has debuted.
Aaron Stanford stars as Cole, the role Bruce Willis portrayed in director Terry Gilliam's 1995 12 Monkeys feature film, who is sent back in time to prevent a deadly plague which wipes out most of the planet, from ever happening. Amanda Schull plays Dr. Railly originally played by Madeleine Stowe, who doesn't believe Cole has really come from the future, at first. Take a look at the first footage from this upcoming series, debuting on Syfy in January 2015.
12 Monkeys, starring Aaron Stanford (Nikita, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2: X-Men United), Amanda Schull (Suits, Pretty Little Liars), Noah Bean (Nikita, Damages) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), follows the journey of a time traveler (Stanford) from »
Since its release, the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys has seen its reputation grow among science fiction fans to reach a stature where its one of the most well-regarded movies in the genre. Fans of the film thus found their curiosity piqued when news emerged of a tv series adaptation of the Terry Gilliam movie. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and In Plain Sight writer Natalie Chaidez will serve as showrunner for the series, which will air on Syfy, and the show will star Aaron Stanford, Noah Bean, Kirk Acevedo, Zeljko Ivanek, and Amanda Schull. Ahead of the show’s premiere in January 2015, Syfy has now released a trailer for the series, which can be seen below.
The post ’12 Monkeys’, the Syfy show based on the Terry Gilliam film, gets its first trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Deepayan Sengupta
I never considered the idea to adapt Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys could end well and thought the first full trailer for the SyFy produced series doesn't look terrible, it's not exactly making me jump with glee. It all feels a little too similar to the movie but not quite on the same level…
The show takes the central idea of sending Cole back in time in an effort to save humanity – and proceeds from there. X-Men star Aaron Stanford stars as Cole while Amanda Schull takes on the role of Cassandra Railly.
I may not be raging and wanting to gouge my eyes out at having seen the trailer, it also doesn't inspire much excitement. That said, who doesn't love a conspiracy theory/dystopic future story? I'm cautiously optimistic.
12 Monkeys will premiere on Sy [Continued ...] »
The 12-episode series, based on the 1995 film of the same name, follows a time traveler (Stanford) who arrives from the post-apocalyptic future to prevent a deadly virus from destroying all human life. If he succeeds, he’ll also be a goner.
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Syfy has released the first 12 Monkeys TV show trailer for its adaptation of director Terry Gilliam’s revered 1995 film of the same name. The story follows a time traveler (Aaron Stanford of X2 fame) from a post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day with a mission to destroy the source of a deadly plague that will one day annihilate the human race. The series doesn’t appear to retain the offbeat nature of the film—only Gilliam can pull off that kind of crazy—and instead looks to be more of a straightforward time-travel thriller, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s a solid amount of mythology build-up in this trailer and Zeljko Ivanek can chew scenery like few others. So far, this doesn't look terrible. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The series also stars Kirk Acevedo, Amanda Schull, and Noah Bean. 12 Monkeys debuts on Syfy »
- Adam Chitwood
After making its premiere during the TCA Summer Press Tour, the first trailer for Syfy’s upcoming reimagining of the sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys has made its way online, painting a gritty and dramatic picture. Many of us, myself included, didn’t really know what to expect from this show, which Syfy greenlit for a 13-episode first season set to premiere in January, but the feel of this preview is certainly exciting, though it does seem almost too similar to Terry Gilliam’s original film.
Starring Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, and Kirk Acevedo, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys centers on a man who is sent back through time to find the origins of and prevent a deadly plague. However, the show’s exec-producers promise that their series isn’t simply a rehash of the movie. During the TCA tour, co-creator Terry Matalas said:
“I think it’s a complete sort of reimagining. »
- Isaac Feldberg
About a year ago, word first broke that the Us SyFy Channel was planning the unexpected move of turning Terry Gilliam’s cult tale of time travel, terrorism and tragic fate Twelve Monkeys into a TV series. The pilot was successful and now the show is due to hit screens next year. While we’re not sure when or even if the show will make it over here, the first trailer has nevertheless arrived. With a similar plot to Gilliam’s film – itself partially adapted from Chris Marker’s short La Jetee – the Monkeys show is nevertheless clearly trying to establish its own identity. That's probably a smart move, since no one can really channel Terry Gilliam’s mad genius apart from the man himself.So what we have here is the tale of James Cole (Aaron Stanford, stepping into the chrono-troubling togs of Bruce Willis’ character) who is sent »
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