Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Syfy’s 12 Monkeys as part of a new licensing deal with NBCUniversal. Under the pact, all episodes of the first season of the time-travel thriller will be available for streaming beginning February 24.
Hulu also has acquired a full library of programming, including all episodes of Battlestar Galactica and Saved by the Bell, which are available to stream now. The deal also adds episodes of popular children’s series including Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends and Barney.
12 Monkeys, from Universal Cable Prods, returns for its second season on Syfy at 9 PM April 18. The series follows the journey of Cole, a time traveler sent back in time from a dark, hellish future to prevent it from ever happening. Joining forces in the present with Dr. Railly, Cole must defeat a centuries-old malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys. As Cole, Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to the truth, they’ll learn there are deadly consequences for all of mankind, history — and time itself.
Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita) are executive producers and showrunners, with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle as executive producers. Atlas Entertainment and Roven produced the original film of 12 Monkeys, which starred Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe, on which the series is based.