I’ve been eagerly awaiting the third season of ‘12 Monkeys‘ ever since I found out that James Callis (‘Battlestar Galactica’) was joining the cast and now we’ve learned that the entire third season is set to premiere between May 19th, 2017 – May 21st, 2017! That’s right ladies and gentlemen! It is going to be binge-watching time as all 10-episodes will be released over three consecutive nights! Get your DVR’s and a bowl of popcorn ready. The first night will have four episodes while each weekend night will have three each.

Not only that, but before the Season 3 premiere has kicks off,  we’ve learned that the show has been renewed for a fourth season too! Sadly, it will be the final one as well but as know, all good things must come to an end and this is at least good news so that the cast and crew are set to plan the finale well in advance.

According to co-developer, showrunner and executive producer Matalas:

“Universal Cable Productions and Syfy have given us the opportunity to tell an ambitious, emotional story with a beginning, middle and an end – if not always in that order. I couldn’t be more grateful for their faith and support. Like our fans who may want to turn their clocks ahead to see what we’ve got in store, I only wish I could turn mine back to relive this incredible experience over again.”

President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chris McCumber added that:

With its time-twisting themes and edge-of-your-seat storyline, 12 MONKEYS is the perfect show to air this way. It’s grown into a world well beyond the original film, and after seeing the creative strength of Season 3, we couldn’t wait to pick it up for a fourth season.

Honestly, I waited until the second season was done to binge watch it in full for this very reason. Seeing the first season weekly took me out of the story but the second had me glued to the screen when I could watch one episode after another.

Are you looking forward to the third season of ’12 Monkeys’? What are your thoughts on the fourth being renewed so early and knowing it will be the last? Share your thoughts below!


Upon its premiere in May, Season 3 will continue the journey of James Cole (Aaron Stanford), a man sent back in time to eradicate the source of a deadly plague, and his partner, brilliant virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull). While attempting to untangle an insidious conspiracy that’s been spun throughout centuries, the duo embark on a desperate search across time to find the man responsible for the apocalypse – a time traveler who calls himself the Witness. Killing the Witness will save the world, but the journey will come at tremendous personal stakes for the pair. 12 MONKEYS also stars Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines), Barbara Sukowa (Katarina Jones) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon).

Joining the cast as recurring guest stars in Season 3 are Hannah Waddingham (“Game of Thrones”), Faran Tahir (“Iron Man”) and James Callis (“Battlestar Galactica”). Emmy® Award-winner Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”) is set to appear in a memorable guest-starring role as a deadly cult leader with sinister motives.

Syfy will premiere the third season of ’12 Monkeys’ from Friday, May 19th, 2017 to Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 8-11PM ET/PT

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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!