Watch the First Trailer for Syfy's New Thriller '12 Monkeys'

The action-packed drama debuts January 16
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Time travel is the key to saving the future in Syfy's new adventure thriller 12 Monkeys.

Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, the drama follows time traveler Cole (Aaron Stanford) from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. He utilizes a dangerous and untested method of time travel to journey from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that is on its way to annihilating the human race.

The series, produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, the producer of the original movies, also stars Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Barbara Sukowa and Noah Bean.

Ahead of the series' January 16 premiere, watch the show's newly released action-packed trailer: