A thought-provoking adventure drama that tells the story of Cole, a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he travels from the future to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. Exploring themes of fate, destiny, love and the possibility of second chances, 12 Monkeys takes place in two separate times: the apocalyptic future (2043) and the present.