From the first moment we heard that Syfy was reworking Terry Gilliam’s wingnut time travel adventure 12 Monkeys into a continuing series, my first question has been, what about Jeffrey Goines? We’ve heard about the casting of most of the key roles, and even seen a trailer full of footage from the pilot episode, but there wasn’t even a peep about the character played by Brad Pitt. That is until now. But, like the rest of the show, there have been some significant changes made to the part, chief among them, the character is now a woman. They’ve also added a new villain into the mix.
According to a press release, Emily Hampshire (Cosmopolis) has been cast in the role, though there is no word on what her name might be. Part of my hopes they just keep it Jeffrey Goines, because why the hell not. In Gilliam’s 1995 original—which is itself based on the avant-garde French short La Jetee—Jeffrey is a rich lunatic that the time travelling James Cole, played by Bruce Willis in the film and Aaron Stanford (X-Men 2) in the series, meets in a present day mental institution.