We're kicking off 2015 by traveling to the future and back with 12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull. Inspired by the movie, which commemorates its 20th anniversary next year, the highly anticipated series 12 Monkeys debuts on Syfy and tells the provocative story of a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.

Aaron Stanford (X Men: The Last Stand, Nikita) stars as time-traveler James Cole. He received critical acclaim for his feature film debut in Tadpole opposite Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth. His other varied credits include Winter Solstice, Woody Allen's Hollywood Endings, Spike Lee's 25th Hour; X-Men 2 and X-Men 3 and the remake of The Hills Have Eyes. Amanda Schull (Suits, J.Edgar) stars as Dr. Cassandra Railly. Honolulu-born Schull is an accomplished actress as well as a technically skilled ballet dancer. She brought both talents to her motion picture debut, starring in Sony Pictures' Center Stage. She has had memorable recurring roles on the CW's One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars.

We recently caught up with both actors for an exclusive interview. The duo explains exactly how the show differs from the popular movie it is based on, and how they found their own characters outside of what has been portrayed before. Take a look and learn more about 12 Monkeys before it debuts this Friday night on Syfy:

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