'12 Monkeys' Renewed for Third Season at Syfy

The critically acclaimed time-travel drama hails from Terry Matalas and Universal Cable Productions.
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'12 Monkeys'

Syfy is keeping 12 Monkeys in its cage.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has renewed the time-travel drama for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The third season order consists of 10 episodes, down from the 13-episode runs of seasons one and two.

As first reported Wednesday by EW, the drama is based on the feature film of the same name and hails from showrunner Terry Matalas and is produced in-house by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment.

The critically acclaimed series — which has two episodes remaining in its second season — has averaged about 400,000 live-plus-same-day total viewers. That's down year-over-year, though the show starring Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull makes up for it with solid DVR gains.

12 Monkeys serves as the cornerstone of Syfy's brand reinvention, with the cabler rebuilding its scripted roster to focus more on traditional science-fiction fare. Its roster of originals also includes The Expanse, The Magicians, Hunters, Dark Matter, Killjoys, Wynonna Earp and the upcoming Incorporated, Channel Zero, Van Helsing and more.

The news comes after producers UCP inked Matalas — who took over as 12 Monkeys' showrunner for season two from Natalie Chaidez — to an overall deal in April.

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