This is excellent news, as IIRC the show was meant to be at least 4 seasons, and if season 3 had been the last, the planned plot developments would have been compressed and not played out properly. It looks like we will be able to get the full story, after all.TV Notes (Cable)
'12 Monkeys' Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Syfy
By Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - Mar. 16, 2017
Syfy has seen the future, and it includes the end of 12 Monkeys.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has renewed the Terry Matalas drama for a fourth and final season while announcing its first-ever linear binge for its upcoming third season.
Season three will premiere over three consecutive nights (May 19-May 21) on the network, with the first four episodes airing Friday starting at 8 p.m., followed by three apiece on Saturday and Sunday. Season four will again consist of 10 episodes and return next year. A premiere date has not been announced.
Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said that "12 Monkeys has a dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas and the stellar cast and crew." He continued: "We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support, and we couldn't be more excited to see where Terry takes us with the final chapter of this fabulous story in the fourth season."
The Atlas Entertainment drama from Universal Cable Productions has been a critical favorite and ratings underperformer. The Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull starrer draws 400,000 same-day viewers before posting solid DVR gains. Based on the feature of the same name, 12 Monkeys landed at Hulu in an SVOD deal last year.
The series serves as the cornerstone of Syfy's brand reinvention, as the cabler has made a concerted effort to focus its rebuilding on more traditional science-fiction fare. Its roster of originals also includes The Expanse, The Magicians, Dark Matter, Killjoys, Wynonna Earp, Channel Zero, Van Helsing, Z Nation and the upcoming Blood Drive and Superstition. Syfy is also readying pilots Happy, Krypton, The Machine and Haunted. Incorporated and Hunters were recently canceled after one-season runs.
Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd guest-stars in season three.
EW was the first to report the news.
Will season three only air during the three-day binge window, or will they then air each episode on a weekly basis? I'm a PS Vue sub and not much of a binge-watcher (though late May-early June is as good a time as any for such activity), so I only get 28 days to watch shows that I "record" on the PS Vue cloud.
I was bummed out the Helix didn't go on actually. Wouldn't have minded a bit more of Continum either! But yeah, the other shows are really good.Wow.... 10 season three episodes released over three nights- awesome!
... and a advanced renewal for 10 final season four episodes... even better news.
Syfy has certainly upped their game- I went from watching zero Syfy series just a couple of years back to now watching The Expanse, Dark Matter, Killjoy and 12 Monkeys.
Too bad Incorporated didn't get picked up and Defiance got canned last year.