SyFy has ordered 12 episodes of 12 Monkeys, a drama based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis & Brad Pitt. 12 monkeys, 12 episodes -- coincidence? The series is written & co-executive produced by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Nikita) is scheduled for a January 2015 premiere. The show will follow the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Kirk Acevedo also star. “12 Monkeys is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock,” said Syfy president Dave Howe.