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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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Change the past. Save the future. (Season 2) See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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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In Twelve Monkeys (1995), the main title song used for the film was by Astor Piazzolla, called "Suite Punta Del Este". This same song can be heard in season two, episode nine, "Hyena", of this show. See more »

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Referenced in Talking Dead: I Lose People... (2018) See more »

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One of the best time travel shows yet!
20 May 2017 | by irvintangSee all my reviews

When I first started the show, I had really low expectations because I always felt if it was good it would be it's own original and unique thing and not an expansion of a movie of years past.

Boy was I wrong, this show is amazing and is very much it's own thing. The only thing that it borrows from the movie so far is the general plot of people traveling back in time to stop a whole ending plague, and that's only the beginning, it has since becoming some thing so much more.

Everything else is new, from the storyline to most of the characters and the direction of the plot. This is especially true for season 3 which really going deep into exploring the different facet of time travel.

There are many shows before this that pertains to time travel like quantum leap, continuum and legends of tomorrow. But what most of these shows do is just use time travel as an after thought or an excuse to put the characters in a situation and completely forget and ignore the premise, they are closer to adventure series than sci-fi.

What THIS show does is exploring the the "what-ifs" and "why nots" of time travel. It's a true sci-fi show. Give it a chance, if you like science fiction at all, there's a high chance you'll love the show as much as I do.


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