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SyFy’s ’12 Monkeys’ Begins Season 2 Production in Toronto

Fresh after their appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this year, the cast and crew of SyFy’s critically-acclaimed “12 Monkeys” are headed to Toronto to begin production of Season 2.

Season 2 airs in Winter 2016 and it promises all-new time travel twists after the revealing ending of the first season. I’m personally looking forward to how Cole and Ramse’s relationship works out. Kirk Acevedo told me that they were going to have a bit of a “Starsky & Hutch” thing going with their characters, so that should be interesting.

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO -- "12 Monkeys Panel & Press Room" -- Pictured: (L-R) Terry Matalas, Executive Producer, Barbara Sukowa, Kirk Acevedo, Aaron Stanford, Emily Hampshire, Amanda Schull, Travis Fickett, Executive Producer, and Todd Stashwick -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Syfy)

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO — “12 Monkeys Panel & Press Room” — Pictured: (L-R) Terry Matalas, Executive Producer, Barbara Sukowa, Kirk Acevedo, Aaron Stanford, Emily Hampshire, Amanda Schull, Travis Fickett, Executive Producer, and Todd Stashwick — (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Syfy)

Via Press Release:

Syfy’s critically-acclaimed time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys will commence Season 2 production on July 14 in Toronto, Canada. The new 13-episode season will air in Winter 2016 on Syfy, with Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly) and Kirk Acevedo (Ramse) reprising their starring roles.

In addition, it was announced today that Barbara Sukowa (Dr. Jones), Todd Stashwick (Deacon) and Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) will also return, now appearing as series regulars. Sukowa’s Dr. Jones is a renowned physicist who, in an unapologetic quest to stop the plague, creates the time machine and recruits Cole to send him back into the past. Stashwick’s Deacon is the cunning and brutal leader of a deadly band of scavengers in 2043 called the West 7. And Hampshire’s Jennifer Goines is a brilliant and unpredictable mental patient with potential ties to the 12 Monkeys’ conspiracy to destroy the world with a deadly virus.

Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica) will also join the series as a guest star for a four episode arc, playing Dr. Vance Eckland, a charismatic and intelligent scientist from the future. He’s a comrade of Dr. Jones’ working alongside her at the temporal facility — who reveals that they may have a closer relationship than first meets the eye.

12 Monkeys is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original Golden Globe winning theatrical film.

Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita) have been upped this season to Executive Producers and Showrunners with Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) on board as Executive Producers.

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