Syfy's ambitious, creepy 12 Monkeys is getting another shot at preventing the plague-ridden future, with a second season airing in 2016.

Here's what Syfy said in a press release:

With Natalie Chaidez prepping her next Syfy series (UCP and Valhalla Productions' Hunters), Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita), co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, will be stepping up to serve as EP/Showrunners. Atlas Entertainment's Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) and Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Hustle) will continue to executive produce with Atlas' Jake Kurily producing. Roven served as producer on the original film.

I'm excited by this news, since 12 Monkeys has been one of the most pleasant surprises on television lately. The second half of the season has a few issues (including a few signs that the mythos is starting to collapse under its own weight) but the characters are still compelling. And with the apocalypse scheduled for 2017, you know this show won't be dragging its feet when it airs in 2016.

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