Toronto-shot 12 Monkeys renewed for season three

The Syfy drama features series regular Emily Hampshire (pictured).

emilyhampshireSyfy has greenlit a third season of Toronto-shot drama 12 Monkeys.

The NBCUniversal-owned net has made a reduced 10-episode order for season three, following 13-ep orders for the first two seasons of the time-travel series.

The series is shot a Toronto’s Cinespace Film Studios and produced by Atlas Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions. The first season of the show began shooting at Cinespace in August 2014.

12 Monkeys is based on the Bruce Willis-starring movie of the same name, released in 1995.

In the series, Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) plays Jennifer Goines, a reimagined version of Brad Pitt’s character in the original movie. Hampshire held a recurring role in season one before being made a series regular in the follow-up season.

Earlier this year, Hampshire won a Canadian Screen Award in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series category for her role in Schitt’s Creek. As well, in 2015, she won a Golden Maple award for Newcomer of the Year for her work in Schitt’s Creek and 12 Monkeys. Last month she also received two Golden Maple nominations, both in the best actress category, for her roles in both Schitt’s Creek and 12 Monkeys.

12 Monkeys was created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, who also serve as executive producers.