Among other great films released in the mid-90s, 'Twelve Monkeys' was one of the most original and atmospheric to date. The post-apocalyptic story received widespread critical appraise and even a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Brad Pitt at that year's Oscars.

Well, great news for all of you Twelve Monkeys fans out there because SyFy has announced that they'll be creating an original TV show based off of the movie that will be premiering in January of 2015.

Slated to begin filming in November, the show will follow a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in the present day on a mission to locate and destroy the source of a deadly plague that will eventually kill off the human race...sort of like a 'plague' version of the Terminator film franchise's 'end of days' concept.

In the 1995 film, Bruce Willis plays the role of the time traveler James Cole who is just as much disoriented throughout the whole ordeal as he is hell-bent on solving the decade-spanning mission.

"Cole has been thrust from another world into ours and he's confronted by the confusion we live in, which most people somehow accept as normal," said director Terry Gilliam when the 1995 film was released.

"So he appears abnormal, and what's happening around him seems random and weird. Is he mad or are we?"

Actor Aaron Stanford, who previously played tech visionary Seymour Birkhoff on the show Nikita, will be playing Bruce Willis' James Cole in the new show.

Amanda Schull of Suits and Pretty Little Liars fame will play the role of Cassandra Railly (played by Madeleine Stowe in the film version), a doctor who is forced to choose between her fulfilling life as a successful doctor or to go undercover to unearth information on the dangerous plague with Cole.

If the show can shape up to be anything like the movie, including deep character studies, dark visuals and disorienting camera work, it's sure to be a hit.

Keep an eye out for 12 Monkeys coming to SyFy in January of 2015. 

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