SyFy's series adaptation of Terry Gilliam's acclaimed "12 Monkeys" (see "Time Travel Time #10": Jan '15), which in its own right is based on Chris Marker's classic short, "La Jetee", enters its second season (April 19), but this time, the adventure is more than an extension of the original. Once things get rolling, the second-season will lead to (or rather back to) 1944, where the mysterious 12 Monkeys organization will be "using time against itself".
As to what that means, only time will tell, but the show's principles are at least back: Aaron Stanford as James Cole; Amanda Schull as Cassandra Railly; Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines; and Kirk Acevedo as Jose Ramse. As a special treat, Madeleine Stowe, costar of the '95 movie, is also set to appear.
I give SyFy ample credit for permitting the eventual nostalgic stretch, which will distinguish it from the initial season and of course, the films upon which it's based, while (I'm assuming) not getting too far removed from the established concept.
Time-travel tales seem more popular than ever, and it's therefore only fitting that "12 Monkeys" be a prime source to carry the torch. Season 2 will also give us, albeit in a roundabout way, a quasi-sequel to Gilliam's odd vision, and for better or worse, that in itself makes this extension worthy of curious probing.