Watch the First Nine Minutes of the Surprisingly Good 12 Monkeys Pilot
We went to a screening of the pilot for Syfy's 12 Monkeys with extremely low expectations, which were wildly exceeded. It was entertaining, the acting was solid, the time travel plot was deftly handled, and I don't think we cringed once. Don't believe us? Check out the first nine minutes of the pilot below:
According to the official synopsis, 12 Monkeys "follows the journey of a time traveler, Cole, from the post-apocalyptic future. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, Cole arrives in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate 93.6% of the human race. Will Cole be able to save the fate of mankind or is mankind bound by fate? Taking place in the ravaged future of 2043 and the present day (2015), 12 Monkeys explores themes of destiny, fate, love and the possibility of second chances."
12 Monkeys premieres on January 15th on Syfy.