12 Monkeys TV show pilot casts Željko Ivanek

Damages’ Željko Ivanek joins Aaron Stanford in TV show of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys

Zeljko Ivanek in The Event
Zeljko Ivanek in The Event

SyFy’s TV show based on Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys has added Željko Ivanek (Damages, Argo, Revolution) and Noah Bean (Nikita) to its cast.

Deadline reports that Ivanek and Bean join Aaron Stanford (X-Men 2‘s Pyro) and Amanda Schull (J Edgar) in the pilot. Stanford is taking the role played by Bruce Willis in the film.

“12 Monkeys follows the journey of Cole (Stanford), a desperate and haunted time traveler from the postapocalyptic near future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that eventually will decimate the human race. Bean… plays Aaron Marker, a political strategist whose relationship with Cassandra Railly (female lead Amanda Schull) is torn apart by Cole’s appearance. Aaron tries to protect Cassandra but is pulled in to the conspiracy to end the world. Ivanek… will play Leland Frost, a brilliant venture capitalist and philanthropist behind cutting-edge biological research. His charming and debonair exterior hides a ruthless drive that may bring mankind to extinction.”

You can buy 12 Monkeys on Blu-ray for £7 at Amazon.co.uk.