Cast members selected for 12 Monkeys TV Show. The casting of Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull in SyFy Channel’s 12 Monkeys pilot episode answers the question of who will play the lead roles in the Jeffrey Reiner directed episode. Aaron Stanford will play Cole, “a desperate and haunted man from the near future, who travels to the present day to stop a deadly plague from being released on the world.” Amanda Schull will play Cassandra Railly, “a brilliant doctor who is forced to choose between her idyllic life or joining Cole’s mission to uncover the dangerous conspiracy.”
On the people and companies behind the scenes of 12 Monkeys:
Natalie Chaidez (In Plain Sight, V, Heroes) as Executive Producer/Showrunner and Jeffrey Reiner (Helix, Friday Night Lights, Caprica) who will direct the pilot and also serve as Executive Producer.
Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita) wrote the pilot script and are Co-Executive Producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce.
[It is] being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical directed by Terry Gilliam and released by Universal Pictures. Production is slated to begin in December in Detroit.
On the inspiration and plot for the 12 Monkeys TV show:
Based on the classic hit film (which was based on Chris Marker’s La jetée), 12 Monkeys 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 eventually decimate the human race.
The 60-minute pilot episode will begin production in December 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.
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