Original 12 Monkeys film star coming to Syfy series in crazy (literally) new role

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Feb 27, 2016, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

By using the 1995 film as a jumping off point, Syfy’s 12 Monkeys has blossomed into a smart, capable sci-fi series in its own right. But that doesn’t mean they can’t still have a little fun with the movie that started it all.

Entertainment Weekly reports original 12 Monkeys star Madeleine Stowe, who played by Dr. Raily in the original film (a role held by Amanda Schull in the series), is set to guest-star in the Season 2 finale. The funny part? Instead of playing a doctor, she’ll portray a patient in a 1950s mental asylum who plays a “pivotal role” in Cole’s journey to save the future. It sounds like a fitting homage, and Stowe seems game to give it a go.

Here’s how executive producer Terry ­Matalas breaks down the role, with what might be the weirdest (and best) description ever:

“When Cole meets her, he’s in a very different place in his life than we’ve ever seen him. She’s going to deliver some very bad news, but she’s also going to give him some sage advice that our time traveler will desperately need. She’s like 12 Monkeys’ Obi-Wan Kenobi, but far more insidious.”

Along with taking on this crucial role in the season finale, Stowe will also lend her voice to the opening montage of the April 18 premiere episode, as she tells “the story about how the world ends.” Only now, viewers will have a whole lot more insight to the players involved.

12 Monkeys is set to return to Syfy (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.) on April 18 with an all-new season.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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