12 Monkeys Cast Preview: Meet Syfy's New Time-Travelers

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Syfy is bringing the post-apocalyptic world of 12 Monkeys to television with all the complexity and eccentricity that made the 1995 Bruce Willis/Brad Pitt film a success.

It's easy to dismiss this latest feature film to television reboot for fear it won't live up to the original. I've actually experienced a taste of that negativity on Twitter, where fans are pre-judging the series without having seen a single episode. C'mon guys, give the creative team a chance to impress you.

Take it from someone that just screened the first two installments, this version is everything fans could hope for and more. Dare I say it... perhaps even better than the original film.

Certainly more intricate, since the writers now have 13 hours to tell their story versus just a couple in the movie.

Take a few moments and flip through the slideshow above to familiarize yourself with the characters. The acting on this series is top-notch by the way. The cast alone is reason enough to tune in; they're that frakkin' good.

For those unfamiliar with the premise, it's 2043 and 93.6% of the Earth’s human population has been decimated by a plague. There is no cure on the horizon, so an untested time travel machine sends a man back to 2014 to destroy the source of this deadly virus. Sound interesting? It is!

12 Monkeys not only helps put the "sci-fi" back in Syfy, but offers plenty of clever time-travel twists and turns. If the first two episodes are any indication of what's ahead, I think Syfy's got a real winner on its hands. Plus, paired up with Helix how can you lose?

Check out the video below and listen to the cast discuss the relationship between Cole and Cassie on the show.

Make sure to tune in Friday, January 16 at 9/8c for the series premiere of 12 Monkeys and follow our 12 Monkeys Twitter account.

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12 Monkeys Quotes

About 4 years from now, most of the human race is gonna be wiped out by a plague; a virus. All we know is that it's because of a man named Leland Frost. I have to find him.

Cole

What if you could take it back? All of it? A reset switch? You'd hit it right? You'd have to.

Cole