NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- The small-screen adventure-thriller 12 Monkeys has been greenlit for a second season, Syfy announced.
The sophomore outing is expected to premiere in 2016.
"We are absolutely committed to 12 Monkeys, and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned," Dave Howe, Syfy's president, said in a statement. "The talent both on- and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for."
Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, will be stepping up to serve as executive producers/showrunners for Season 2.
"12 Monkeys is a show that has exceeded expectations at every stage. It's had a great first season creatively, and is building a dedicated audience. We can't wait to see where -- and when! -- Terry and Travis will take us next," added Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
The series stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull and Kirk Acevedo. Inspired by the 1995 blockbuster film, the science-fiction program is about a time traveler from 2043 who journeys to the present on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.