12 Monkeys Season 3 Gets A Twist And A Date
March 16, 2017 - Sci-fi, TV,
SyFy's 12 Monkeys will end with season 4
One of my favorite shows on the SyFy channel has been the TV adaption Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys. Somewhat loosely based on the original concept, the smaller screen version is very faithful to the tone and spirit of the story. Mixing science, time travel, and a perverted quest for power in almost magical ways, 12 Monkeys is the story of James Cole. Recruited in a last ditch effort to thwart the end of the world, he travels back to present to stop it before it begins. Confusing, yes it can get very twisted, entertaining, and complex.
Starting with a standard 13 episodes for season 1 and 2, season 3 is getting a twist fitting of the story. The entire 3rd season of 12 Monkeys will occur over three days this May. Announced by Entertainment Weekly the penultimate season will air starting May 19. On that day SyFy will air four episodes of the sci-fi drama. The rest will follow on May 20th and May 21st. Almost Netflix like, all 10 episodes of seasons three will launch over three days.
12 Monkeys Season 4
Yes sadly I said “penultimate”, 12 Monkeys will end with Season 4. Scheduled to arrive sometime in 2018, it will answer all our questions – I hope. It least we know it won’t just disappear in the middle of the night with nothing resolved.
While this makes for a buzz worthy and interesting rollout I’m not sure why SyFy would approach it this way. I prefer the lag, where I can share, and read others thoughts on the most recent episode. Especially with a show this complex. With a weekly schedule you know everyone is on the same episode.