Syfy Renews ’12 Monkeys’ For Season 2

12 Monkeys” is coming back for Season 2. Syfy announced the renewal Thursday.

The new season will feature new exec producers/showrunners, current co-exec producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who will be stepping in for Natalie Chaidez, as she preps for her upcoming Syfy series “Hunters.” Matalas and Fickett also penned the “12 Monkeys” pilot.

The time travel thriller from Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original film, stars Aaron Stanford (pictured), Amanda Schull and Kirk Acevedo.

Richard Suckle and Charles Roven of Atlas will continue to serve as exec producers, and Jake Kurily, as a producer.

“We are absolutely committed to ’12 Monkeys,’ and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Dave Howe, Syfy president. “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.”

Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment commented, “’12 Monkeys’ is a show that has exceeded expectations at every stage.”

Currently in its freshman season, the most recent episode brought in 1.5 million total viewers, up from previous weeks.

The first season finale will air April 10. Season 2 is slated to return in 2016.

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