12 Monkeys adaptation premieres tonight. (Syfy)

Exec Producer on Syfy’s ’12 Monkeys': ‘Ebola News’ Wasn’t ‘Viral Marketing for Show’

This Friday, Syfy debuts 12 Monkeys, a series which may share the same name as an acclaimed 1995 sci-fi feature film, but as Executive Producer Terry Matalas explains, both fans of the film and those new to the story will find reasons to tune in week after week.

It’s film and the series share the same one line setup, says Matalas, “A dangerous man named Cole comes back in time to find the source of a deadly plague that eradicated mankind.” But then, he assures, that the series deviates from it just being that simple.

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