'12 Monkeys'
Universal Studios '12 Monkeys'

A proposed drama series based on Terry Gilliam's cult favorite "12 Monkeys" has gotten a pilot order, contingent on casting, from Syfy.

The hour-long project was written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (of "Terra Nova"). Production is scheduled to begin in November.

Like the 1995 film on which it's based, which starred Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt, the potential "12 Monkeys" series will be centered on a man from a post-apocalyptic future who time travels to the present day to attempt to find the source of the deadly virus that wipes out most of humanity. The film, which is itself inspired by Chris Marker's "La Jetée," received two Oscar nominations.

Charles Roven, who produced the film, is executive producing the pilot alongside Fickett, Matalas and Richard Suckle.