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.” (more…)

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