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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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Sacrifice the past. Save the future. (Season 4) See more »


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USA

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English

Release Date:

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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Aaron Stanford (James Cole) and Zeljko Ivanek (Leland Goines) appeared in the X-Men film franchise. Aaron appeared in X2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) as John Allerdyce (Pyro), and Zeliko appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) as a Pentagon scientist. See more »

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Worth giving a chance
17 January 2015 | by krundedSee all my reviews

It is always difficult to see something you love exploited. Give me some original work instead of re-telling a story. Therefore, I started watching the show with low expectations and it was a nice surprise. In the end I was asking for more.

Acting is better than an average series, and can even be considered very well for a sci-fi. Characters are rather complex with some room for development (which is basically what I look in a new series).

I will give it a couple more episodes to see if the show can fill up the holes but pilot episode showed some promise so I'm feeling positive. I'd suggest Terry Gilliam fans to not be scared to give this a go.


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