Syfy is expecting us all to go back in time, both figuratively, and literally on the show. They expect us to go back to circa 1995, when 12 Monkeys was a cult hit with sci-fi fans. Syfy is basing a TV show on the original movie starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt.
12 Monkeys the show will debut on Syfy in January. Here’s the trailer.
Can 12 Monkeys make a decent series after all this time?
I had watched 12 Monkeys at least half a dozen times in my youth, because it was weird and interesting and yet, I still never got it. You know what I mean. The show on the other hand, looks rather predictable. I'll give it a try because I see the potential in the idea, but as of yet, I'm not convinced the execution is there.
I almost find it funny after the conversation that was had earlier on TVode regarding low-budget TV. The trailer for 12 Monkeys certainly makes it look low-budget, but something tells me this may not be the low-budget show we were looking for.