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Counterpart 

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A hapless UN employee discovers that the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension that's in a cold war with our own, and where his other self is a top spy. The war slowly heats up thanks to spies from both sides.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
J.K. Simmons ...  Howard Silk 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Olivia Williams ...  Emily Burton Silk 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Harry Lloyd ...  Peter Quayle 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Nazanin Boniadi ...  Clare Quayle 17 episodes, 2018-2019
John Funk ...  Howard / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Sara Serraiocco ...  Baldwin 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Ian Shaw 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Ulrich Thomsen ...  Aldrich 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Christiane Paul ...  Mira 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Betty Gabriel ...  Naya Temple 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Mido Hamada ...  Cyrus 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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Counterpart is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross - where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, "what if our lives could have been different?" Written by ahmetkozan

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What if there were another you? See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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In high school show runner Justin Marks and executive producer Jordan Horowitz were in a band together called The Side Project. As seen on The IMDb Show (2017). See more »

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J.K. Simmons is awesome!
23 March 2018 | by shivamt25See all my reviews

Counterpart is based on this amazing concept. Something happened during the Second World War because of which the world got split into two parallel dimensions. Now, there is an organization which keeps the balance between the world by acting as border patrol at the gateway through which you can travel to the other dimension. It all becomes visible to a low-level employee when he found out that his 'Counterpart' - i.e. himself from the other world has come through and all hell is about to break loose.

The best thing about Counterpart - J.K. Simmons. He portrayal of two different persons, who share some portion of their childhood but have a totally different life after that, is marvellous. Although, the whole cast is amazing at what they do, though many times it feels like he is carrying the whole weight on his shoulder. The show has a political angle as well, which gives the creators pretty much every liberty to work around their own imagination.


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