Film's brain trust share behind-the-scenes stories from the challenging making of "12 Monkeys."
"12 Monkeys" director Terry Gilliam and screenwriters David and Janet Peoples are not taking any credit for predicting a pandemic in their sci-fi classic starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.
Syfy has renewed 12 Monkeys for a fourth and final season, EW has learned exclusively. Based on the 1995 film of the same name, the Syfy series follows weary time traveler James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and virologist Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) as they attempt to save the world from the Army of the 12 Monkeys, who released a plague that killed off most of humanity. “12 Monkeys has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” says Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
Over the last month, executive producers of more than 30 current genre shows have taken part in Yahoo TV’s “Why Genre Shows Matter” survey, either via email or by phone. We’ve learned which genre show was the first to resonate with them, which genre show they believe deserved more Emmy love, which current genre show they think is tackling an issue well, and, if they were a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, what moment, episode, or arc best explains why in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.Our final question to them: What is the issue you’re proudest of tackling, or most invested in, on your own show? Read on for their answers.Related: Yahoo TV’s Complete “Why Genre Shows Matter” Coverage
What was the first genre show to resonate with you? 1. HBO owes a “thank you” to The Incredible Hulk. Because when you’re a skinny, nerdy 10-year-old, you wish you could transform into a painted green Lou Ferrigno and beat the living s–t out of anyone who makes you angry.
Coyle guest stars in the Syfy show’s sophomore season premiere, debuting Apr. 18, as ex-bioengineer Dr. Benjamin Kalman, who was instrumental in creating the virus that transforms Earth into a desolate wasteland.