Deadline reports that SyFy have given the greenlight for a 12-episode series to showrunners Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Nikita), while High Moon will not be getting a series order.
X-Men‘s Aaron Stanford takes the lead as “a time traveler 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.”
12 Monkeys will also star Fringe‘s Kirk Acevedo, Amanda Schull and Noah Bean. It is expected to air in January 2015.
Bryan Fuller’s High Moon pilot starred Dana Davis, Jonathan Tucker and Peter Macon, and was based on The Lotus Caves by John Christopher. According to Zap2It, it was “an imaginative, out-of-this-world adventure series exploring what happens when Earth establishes colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life.”
Fuller would have produced with Being Human‘s Adam Kane, while the pilot was written by Pushing Daisies‘ Jim Danger Gray.