The Hollywood Reporter
Ever since HBO’s gritty prison drama “Oz,” we’ve been big fans of Kirk Acevedo; and it’s good to see the actor getting some high profile roles lately, including a stint on this season of “The Walking Dead.” Next up for Kirk? He’s heading to Syfy!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Acevedo has boarded the NBC Universal-owned cable network’s “12 Monkeys” drama pilot. Based on Terry Gilliam’s feature film of the same name that starred Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, “12 Monkeys” centers on a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
Acevedo will play Ramse, Cole’s (“Nikita’s” Aaron Stanford) closest friend in the apocalyptic future. He’s clever and fiercely loyal and helped Cole survive the destruction of civilization. While Cole travels through time, Ramse proves critical to the survival of the team that makes it possible.
Aaron Stanford (The Hills Have Eyes) and Amanda Schull (“One Tree Hill”) are the project’s two leads. Željko Ivanek (“Damages,” “Oz,” “24”) and Noah Bean also star. In key positions behind the camera are Natalie Chaidez (“In Plain Sight,” “V,” “Heroes”) as executive producer/showrunner and Jeffrey Reiner (“Helix,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Caprica”), who will direct the pilot and also serve as executive producer.
Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (“Terra Nova,” “Nikita”) wrote the pilot script and are co-executive producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International) will executive produce. Roven produced the original film.
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