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Emily Hampshire & Tom Noonan Land Key Roles On Syfy Series ‘12 Monkeys’

By | Tuesday July 29, 2014 @ 12:41pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Emily Hampshire & Tom Noonan Land Key Roles On Syfy Series ‘12 Monkeys’EXCLUSIVE: Emily Hampshire (Rookie Blue) and Tom Noonan (Hell On Wheels) have been cast in major recurring roles on Syfy‘s adventure thriller series 12 Monkeys, inspired by Terry Gilliam’s 1995 movie starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. The 13-episode show centers on Willis’ character Cole, played in the series by Aaron Stanford. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole journeys from 2043 to the present on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

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tomnoonanCanadian actress Hampshire, repped by Intellectual Artists Management and Canada’s Creative Drive Artists and K.L. Benzakein Talent, will play Jennifer Goines, a female version of the Jeffrey Goines character played in the movie by Pitt. Jennifer is a dangerous, unstable mental patient who might have the key to unraveling the 12 Monkeys mystery locked away in her head. Noonan, repped by Vanguard Management and AKA Talent Agency, plays a newly created character, a mysterious villain who is the face of the enigmatic Army of the 12 Monkeys. Imposing and intelligent, Noonan’s character will be at the center of the conspiracy. The series, which also co-stars Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse) and Noah Bean (Aaron Marker), starts production on August 6 in Toronto. Creators Terry Matalas … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys’ TV Adaptation

By | Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 12:28pm PDT

Hot Trailer: Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys’ TV AdaptationSyfy just put out a trailer for its TV spinoff of the Terry Gilliam film 12 monkeys after screening it at the TCA Summer Press Tour 2014. The series stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, and Kirk Acevedo, and is set to debut in January. Have to say that this trailer looks sufficiently creepy and excellent to stir lots of interest. What do you think?

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TCA: ‘12 Monkeys’ Producers Assure That Syfy Series Isn’t A Remake, But Is It?

By | Monday July 14, 2014 @ 6:30pm PDT

TCA: ‘12 Monkeys’ Producers Assure That Syfy Series Isn’t A Remake, But Is It?Syfy left 12 Monkeys off the Comic-Con schedule this month. And while it might seem like a missed marketing opportunity to tubthump the series before its potential fanbase, executive producer of the series and production exec on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film Richard Suckle explained that the confab “coincides with when we start shooting.  We wanted to put the show first as we’re set to premiere in January.  It was a production decision with Syfy and we wanted to have the actors on the set.”

Nonethless, the fanboy press corps was out at TCA and ready to grill about the beloved time-travel film, which sent Bruce Willis’ convict James Cole back into the past to stop a virus destined to kill humanity. Co-exec EP Terry Matalas assured that the series is a “complete reimagining.  We didn’t want to redo the movie and so we changed everything from the top down.” Read More »

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Deadline’s Best TV Stories Of The Week

By | Sunday April 6, 2014 @ 6:13pm PDT

Letterman1 David Letterman Ends An Era, Announcing He Will Retire In 2015
By Lisa De Moraes
CBS late-night star David Letterman surprised his studio audience this afternoon when he announced he is retiring in 2015.

Watch David Letterman’s Full Announcement Of His Retirement
By Lisa De Moraes
David Letterman stunned his Late Show studio audience today when he abruptly announced that he will retire next year. He began by telling the studio crowd he will be celebrating his 67th birthday in about a week (April 12), at which time, he said, he will have spent about half his life “behind this desk” and “in makeup.”

Fox Eyes Reality Show About Struggling Couples Who Switch Partners For Weekend
By Nellie Andreeva
EXCLUSIVE: Is Fox heading back to Temptation Island?

himymfinale‘How I Met Your Mother’ Fans To Get Their Happy Ending? Series’ DVD Set To Include Alternate Ending To Series Finale
By Nellie Andreeva
EXCLUSIVE: Four days after the How I Met Your Mother series finale, fans of the show are still reeling from the controversial ending that saw the mother die, Robin and Barney divorce and Ted end up with Robin, leaving viewers stunned. Read More »

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‘12 Monkeys’ Picked Up To Series At Syfy

By | Friday April 4, 2014 @ 12:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Syfy hassyfylogo1 given a series order to 12 Monkeys, a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam. The project, written/co-executive produced by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Nikita) has received a 12-episode order for a January 2015 premiere. 12 Monkeys was one of two pilots most recently ordered by Syfy. The other, Bryan Fuller’s High Moon, is not going forward.

12 Monkeys, from U12 Monkeys - Pilotniversal Cable Prods. and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the movie, follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) 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.
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Marley Shelton To Topline Lifetime Pilot ‘The Lottery’; Noah Bean In Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys’

By | Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 7:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour) is set as the lead in Lifetime’s dystopian-future drama pilot The Lottery, written by Timothy J. Sexton and directed by Danny Cannon. The Warner Horizon-produced conspiracy thriller is set in a world where women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. The series centers on Dr. Alison Scott (Shelton), the brilliant fertility specialist whose breakthrough in fertilizing 100 viable eggs may have life-and-death consequences she could not have anticipated.

Related: Lifetime Casts Trio In Pilot ‘The Lottery’

Noah Bean is reuniting with his Nikita co-star Aaron Stanford in 12 Monkeys, Syfy‘s drama pilot based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam movie. Also joining the pilot, from Universal Cable Prods. and Atlas Entertainment, is Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (Damages), who will guest star.

Related: Aaron Stanford & Amanda Schull To Topline Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys’
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Aaron Stanford & Amanda Schull To Topline Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys’ Pilot, Jeffrey Reiner To Direct, Natalie Chaidez To Showrun

By | Monday November 4, 2013 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Nikita co-star Aaron Stanford and Suits recurring player Amanda Schull have been cast as the leads of 12 Monkeys, Syfy‘s drama pilot based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam movie starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. Natalie Chaidez (In Plain Sight) has joined the project as executive producer/showrunner and Jeffrey Reiner (Helix) as director/executive producer. Produced by Universal Cable Prods. and the movie’s producer Atlas Entertainment, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of Cole (Stanford), a desperate and haunted time traveler from the post-apocalyptic near 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. Schull, repped by Innovative Artists and Sweeney Entertainment, 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. Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett wrote the script and co-executive produce. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle executive produce. Filming is slated to begin in December in Detroit. Stanford is the second Nikita cast member to book a new project in light of the CW’s upcoming conclusion. Shane West was just set as the male lead on the WGN America series Salem.

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Jeffrey Reiner, Michael Trim Among Pilot Director Hires

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 8:11am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Friday Night Lights alum Jeffrey Reiner, who directed the pilot for Caprica, is back at Syfy as director and executive producer of the network’s pilot 12 Monkeys, written on spec by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett based on the Terry Gilliam movie. Here are several other recent director hires: Read More »

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‘12 Monkeys’ Drama Gets Pilot Order At Syfy

By | Monday August 26, 2013 @ 8:38am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Syfy has given a cast-contingent pilot order to 12 Monkeys, a drama series based on the 1995 Universal Pictures/Atlas Entertainment film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. The 60-minute pilot, produced by Universal Cable Prods and Atlas Entertainment, was written on spec by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Terra Nova). It 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. Filming is tentatively slated to begin in November. Atlas’ Charles Roven (The Dark Knight trilogy), who produced the feature, and Richard Suckle will executive produce, with Matalas and Fickett, repped by by ICM Partners and manager Brian Lutz, co-executive producing. Read More »

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