Counterpart (2017, J.K. Simmons, Harry Lloyd)

In scifi drama Counterpart Howard Silk is a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension.

The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, ‘what if our lives could have been different?’ Essentially though it’s classic cold war espionage ala Le Carre mixed with an alternate reality.

production details
USA / Starz / 10×55 minutes / 2017

Creator: Justin Marks,

J.K. Simmons as Howard Silk
Harry Lloyd as Peter Quayle
Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk
Ulrich Thomsen as Aldrich
Nazanin Boniadi as Clare
Nicholas Pinnock as Ian Shaw
Sara Serraiocco as Baldwin
Mido Hamada as Cyrus
Richard Schiff as Roland Fancher
Guy Burnet as Claude Lambert
Ross McCall as Tim Fletcher
Karim Saleh as Marcel

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