Get ready to set your DVRs for the weekend of May 19th, when all ten episodes of season three of 12 Monkeys will be aired on Syfy. It will be like Christmas in May for addicts of the show. On the other hand, it deprives the fans of watching the show over ten weeks and getting to talk about it and process it in the usual fashion. There’s a lot to be said for getting a weekly fix.
Syfy also announced that 12 Monkeys will be renewed for a fourth and final ten-episode season which will air in 2018. As much as we always want more of the show, it’s good to know when it will end so it can bring us a satisfactory conclusion. 12 Monkeys is a novelistic series. It rarely has an episode that can stand alone. After telling an excellent story for the first two seasons, it deserves to have a proper ending. And then maybe another beginning and another ending. After all, it is time travel.
In season three, our regulars will return. James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) will pursue the Witness across time even though destroying the Witness now will be a great personal loss. Ramses (Kirk Acevedo), Katarina Jones (Barbara Sukowa), and Deacon (Todd Stashwick) are reported to be returning. We last left Jennifer Goines (Emily Hampshire) lost in time, in the middle of World War I.
Several new guest and recurring stars will be in season three. James Callis from Battlestar Galactica, Faran Tahir from Iron Man, and Hannah Waddingham from Game of Thrones will join the cast. Christopher Lloyd will appear as the mysterious leader of the cult, and the Pallid Man’s father.
You can see a trailer for the third season here.