Episodes: 20 (hour).
TV show dates: December 10, 2017 — February 17, 2019.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, Sara Serraiocco, Mido Hamada, Jamie Bamber, Kenneth Choi, and Bernhard Forcher.
TV show description:
A sci-fi espionage drama from creator Justin Marks, the Counterpart TV series delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany.
After uncovering evidence that his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension, Howard’s whole life changes. He soon plunges headlong into a strange world fraught with peril and treachery.
In that other dimension, the only person Howard dares trust is his own counterpart. Meanwhile, Howard’s wife, Emily Burton Silk (Williams), has secrets of her own that may well connect to everything. Likewise, the mysterious Clare (Boniadi), may prove key to what is truly going on.
Howard’s isn’t the only one dragged into the intrigue. His director, Peter Quayle (Lloyd), also gets caught up and finds his double life is wreaking havoc with his meticulously plotted career.
Overseeing Counterintelligence at Howard’s agency is Aldrich (Thomsen). This seasoned operative is one part philosopher and one part spy.
Ian Shaw (Pinnock) has the unenviable responsibility of keeping the peace between the two dimensions. Finally, there’s Baldwin (Serraiocco). Her life, as well as her work as an assassin, takes on a whole new significance, once she comes into contact with the other side.
Counterpart wonders, “What if our lives could have been different?” From that angle, the thriller examines the concepts of identity, fate, and opportunity lost.
Episode #20 — “Better Angels”
Mira’s looming threat forges some unlikely alliances.
First aired: February 17, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like the Counterpart TV series? Should this Starz TV show have been cancelled or renewed for season three?