ALL CROPS: James Callis joins ‘12 MONKEYS’

Another Battlestar Galactica alum is coming to 12 Monkeys!

James Callis, best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar on the Syfy series, has landed a recurring role on the third season of 12 Monkeys, EW has learned exclusively. (To note: BSG alum Michael Hogan appeared during season 2.)

Callis will play “a highly anticipated and pivotal new character to our series’ mythology,” executive producer Terry Matalas says. Callis’ character is described as a “rebellious and enigmatic time-traveler raised throughout history by the Army of the 12 Monkeys, one whose conflicted personal and emotional path will change everything for James Cole (Aaron Stanford) and Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull).” Could Callis’ character be the Witness?!

According to Syfy, the third season finds Cole and Railly embarking on a desperate search across time to find the man responsible for the apocalypse, a time traveler who calls himself the Witness. Killing the Witness will mean saving the world, but the journey will come at tremendous personal stakes for the two and will call into question new alliances, old bonds, and the virtue of the mission itself.

Callis joins recently announced guest star Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future. More details here.

12 Monkeys will return in 2017.

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12 Monkeys

Syfy takes on the original time-traveling film in a weekly series format.

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