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12 Monkeys 

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Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.
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Series cast summary:
Aaron Stanford ...  James Cole 47 episodes, 2015-2018
Amanda Schull ...  Dr. Cassandra Railly 47 episodes, 2015-2018
Barbara Sukowa ...  Katarina Jones 45 episodes, 2015-2018
Emily Hampshire ...  Jennifer Goines 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Todd Stashwick ...  Deacon 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Andrew Gillies ...  Dr. Julian Adler 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Kirk Acevedo ...  José Ramse 33 episodes, 2015-2018
Alisen Down ...  Olivia / ... 31 episodes, 2015-2018
Demore Barnes ...  Whitley 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Murray Furrow ...  Dr. Lasky 22 episodes, 2015-2018
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In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron Stanford) has been recruited by a team of "Project Splinter" scientists led by physicist Katarina Jones (Barbara Sukowa), to travel back in time to the year 2015, and stop the release of a deadly virus by the enigmatic organization known as the "Army of the 12 Monkeys". In Cole's original time-line, the virus caused a plague that resulted in the death of seven billion humans in the year 2017, and its on-going mutations will mean the eventual end of the human race. In the 2015 time-line, Cole will meet and enlist the help of brilliant virologist Dr. Cassandra "Cassie" Railly (Amanda Schull); the two are brought together because a recording mentioning Cole, that Cassie made after the viral outbreak, is uncovered by Jones in the future time-line, prompting her to select Cole for the mission. Cole will also encounter a seemingly unstable math genius named Jennifer Goines (Emily Hampshire), whose father Cole has been tasked to kill, Cassie's ... Written by ahmetkozan

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7 billion lives at stake. 1 man to save them. (Season 1) See more »


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English

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16 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Twelve Monkeys See more »

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Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Atlas Entertainment See more »
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16 : 9
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The psychiatric center in which Jennifer is placed is called "J.D. Peoples Psychiatric Treatment Center", named after the writers of Twelve Monkeys (1995), Janet and David Peoples. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Quality programming.
22 May 2017 | by lanschuetz-47067See all my reviews

It's a sad truth today that complicated story lines result in low viewership for programs. 12 Monkeys arc and continuing build of that arc are the result of an overarching and very cleverly written intentionally time limited design.

The characters have depth and real emotions. The story "makes sense" inside the framework built by the creators. That's important for good SCIENCE fiction. At the same time, that makes it hard for some audiences to appreciate.

It's really, IMHO, a shame that SYFY forced them to make this "like" 12 Monkeys and they have fortunately gone well beyond the story arc presented in that book and film. But I suspect many people have just assumed it's a rehash of the movie. It's not.

If you want to watch something that has depth, well rounded characters, and a good story - this is the place to find it.


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