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Counterpart: Season Two; James Cromwell Joins Starz Thriller Series

James Cromwell is headed to Starz. Today, the network announced the Young Pope has joined season two of Counterpart.The sci-fi spy drama centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Jk 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. The cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco.Read More…
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: Starz categories for ‘Outlander,’ ‘Counterpart,’ ‘Howards End’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Starz. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “Counterpart” (J.K. Simmons) and “Vida”, returning Emmy contender “Outlander” and limited series “Howards End” (Hayley Atwell) as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of Starz lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

See‘Outlander’ stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe react to the show’s Huge multi-season renewal: ‘Thank you to our fans’

“Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Comedy Series

Comedy Actor – Bruce Campbell

Comedy Supporting Actress – Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Arielle Carver O’Neil

Comedy Supporting Actor – Lindsay Farris, Ray Santiago

Comedy Guest Actor – Hemky Madera, Lee Majors
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2018 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Emmy Predictions

The big question is whether Emilia Clarke will actually make the jump from the supporting to lead actress category. If she does that likely means Mandy Moore is on the outside looking in. Viola Davis has been nominated two straight years and we expect her to make the cut once again. However, if not Clarke or Moore for the final slot, then who? [Posted April 3]

Frontrunners

Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones

Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder

Claire Foy, “The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Keri Russell, “The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld

Almost there

Olivia Williams, “Counterpoint”

Claire Danes, “Homeland

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce

Laura Linney, “Ozark

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black

Mandy Moore, “This is Us

Longshots

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander

Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight

Tarji P.
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'Counterpart': A Deep Dive Into the Season Finale With Creator Justin Marks

[This story contains spoilers from the season one finale of Starz's Counterpart.]

Starz wrapped the critically acclaimed first season of spy-fi drama Counterpart on Sunday, ending with a tense diplomatic standoff, a game-changing death and the two Howard Silks (J.K. Simmons) trapped in one another's foreign world.

Howard Alpha (from our world) is desperate to get back to his comatose wife Emily (Olivia Williams), but his only option is to beg for help from the mysterious leader of Project Indigo, Alexander Pope (Stephen Rea). Pope agrees to assist him, but only if Howard agrees to become his assassin on the other...
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Counterpart: Season One Viewer Votes

How do thinks go for Howard Silk during the first season of the Counterpart TV show on Starz? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Counterpart is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the Counterpart season one episodes for us, below. A Counterpart sci-fi spy drama, Counterpart stars stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The sci-fi spy drama 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
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Counterpart: Season Two; Betty Gabriel (Good Girls Revolt) Joins Starz Series

Betty Gabriel is headed to Starz. Deadline reports the Good Girls Revolt star has joined season two of Counterpart.The spy drama centers on Howard Silk (Jk Simmons), a low-level bureaucrat who discovers his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension. The cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco.Read More…
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‘Counterpart’: Betty Gabriel Joins Season 2 Cast Of Starz Series

Get Out standout Betty Gabriel has joined the Season 2 cast of Starz’s spy thriller Counterpart, with production set to begin Wednesday in Berlin. Gabriel will play the new series regular role of Naya Temple, a former FBI agent recently hired by the Office of Interchange to clean house, a figure both intimidating and magnetic. She joins J.K. Simmons as Howard Silk, Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk, Harry Lloyd as Peter Quayle, Nicholas Pinnock as Ian Shaw, Nazanin…
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Sony Seals International Sales on Spy Drama ‘Counterpart’

Sony Pictures Television has secured deals for spy drama “Counterpart” in more than 40 international territories including China, Japan, Korea, France, Spain, Russia and Canada. The series, created by Justin Marks, stars Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons in dual roles. It premiered in the U.S. on Starz in December and ranks at the premium cable network’s top show so far in 2018.

In Europe, HBO has taken the series in Spain and across Central Europe. Ocs has picked up “Counterpart” for broadcast in France, while Telenet will handle it in Belgium for Flemish-speaking audiences. ViaSat World has rights in Russia and Mtg in the Nordic markets. The show will play across the Middle East through beIN; while Turkey will be handled by D-Smart.

In the major Asian markets, Internet company Sohu has taken rights for China; satcaster Wowow will handle it in Japan; and KT has acquired the rights for South Korea.

Bell Media has acquired
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Counterpart: Is the Starz TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch What will become of Howard Silk, not to mention his dimensional counterpart? Has the Counterpart TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Counterpart, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Starz premium cable channel, Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The sci-fi spy drama delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering
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Counterpart Season 1 Episode 3 Review: The Lost Art of Diplomacy

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It was the Emilys turn up at bat on Counterpart Season 1 Episode 3, and their story delivered!

Not only were we brought into the loop of Howard's Emily and her "accident," but the final reveal(s) was quite shocking, as well.

Did you suspect Emily might have been an agent, or did it come at you like a slap in the face?

My highest hope after learning all of this new information is that by the end of the season or sometime into Counterpart Season 2 Emily will be out of her coma and the foursome will be working together. 

The only thing better than two J.K. Simmons is two J.K. Simmons and two Olivia Williams working together on one show. Oh, the talent!!

There were so many floating pieces that stuck out at me, and I'm afraid if I don't mention them up front, I'll neglect to do it down the line.
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Counterpart Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Birds of a Feather

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Other Emily is in the family business.

On Counterpart Season 1 Episode 2 she was willing to take orders to pull him in, and I have to wonder why she didn't question them.

She doesn't have the clearance of her husband, and it's hard not wonder why she wouldn't why a lower level ex-wife would be given the rendition. It was telling of their relationship, though. If she's willing to carry out a rendition order on her husband, things are not well between them.

Seeing how handily an unarmed Other Howard destroyed the two men Emily asked him to take in OHoward, his skills are no longer in doubt.

Just how bad things are between Emily and OHoward is up for debate when it's revealed the rendition call Emily received was a false one. Olivia Williams is playing Emily with just enough doubt in herself we can't be sure what she's thinking,
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Counterpart: Season One Ratings

Starz has been dabbling in science-fiction and fantasy for a while now, and its American Gods and Outlander TV series have found an audience with the premium cable network's subscribers. Will the Counterpart TV show duplicate their success? Starz has already ordered two seasons, so fans shouldn't have to worry about it being cancelled. However, if the series really tanks, that is not out of the question. Will Counterpart be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A Starz sci-fi espionage drama, Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The thriller delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on a 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
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TV Review: J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams in ‘Counterpart’ on Starz

TV Review: J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams in ‘Counterpart’ on Starz
“Counterpart” is quite likely to appeal to fans of a few different genres. A smartly constructed and atmospheric spy thriller, “Counterpart’s” first allegiance is to hushed conversations, dangerous secrets, and the kind of shadowy alleys and darkened hallways traversed by secret agents.

But “Counterpart” is also a work of speculative fiction, and it uses its graceful and well-modulated sci-fi elements to ask thoughtful questions about missed opportunities, identity, and what happens when people get unexpected chances to remake their lives.

And if that weren’t enough, “Counterpart” is also a handsome, character-driven serial for adults. It avoids many of the traps of the Prestige Drama category: It’s brisk, sardonic, and has moments of bittersweet sadness, but it’s not enamored of predictable grimness or uninspired transgression. And whatever genre you gravitate to, “Counterpart” is made immensely enjoyable by excellent performances from J.K. Simmons and Olivia Williams, among others.

As the drama
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‘Counterpart’ Review: Two J.K. Simmons Are Better Than One in Whip-Smart Starz Thriller

The Twins TV Trend of 2017 has crossed over to the new year, and it’s chosen a worthy vessel for the voyage. After getting double doses of Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers”), Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”), James Franco (“The Deuce”), and Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks”) last year, J.K. Simmons is keeping the streak alive in the new Starz science-fiction thriller, “Counterpart.” Though one might think creators are running out of viable conceits to get a two-for-one special on their leading actor, Justin Marks makes sure this acting bargain pays off far beyond Simmons’ superb performances; Overall, “Counterpart” is very, very good.

Meet Howard Silk. Howard (Simmons) is a devotee: He’s been working for the same company in the same job in the same clothes, location, and conditions for 30 years. He’s been married to the same woman, Emily (Olivia Williams), for most of that time, faithfully at her side through thick and thin.
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Jan. 15, 2018

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Black Lightning” and “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” make their debuts.

Black Lightning,” The CW, Tuesday, 9 p.m.

The new DC superhero adaptation will debut this week. The series follows Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a high school principal and father of two who previously fought injustice as the superhero Black Lightning. Gifted with the ability to control electricity, he was forced to give up his crimefighting ways. But when the vicious street gang The One Hundred threatens his newfound peace, he is pressed back into action.

“American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” FX, Wednesday, 10 p.m.

The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed anthology series
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Counterpart

Network: Starz. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: December 10, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been 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 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
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Counterpart: Special Preview to Follow Outlander Finale on Starz

"Whatever you do, don't panic." Deadline reports Starz will air a special preview of their new series Counterpart in December.The thriller stars Jk Simmons as Howard Silk, “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 cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, and Nicholas Pinnock.Read More…
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‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale

‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale
A few weeks ago, we called it “crazypants.” Next month, there’s a good chance your uncle may call it “That Show with the Two J.K. Simmonses.” But for right now, “Counterpart” is a show on the verge of giving audiences a first full look at its twisty new premise. Starz announced today that the “Counterpart” pilot will air after the “Outlander” Season 3 finale on December 10, and released a fresh trailer for the series to go along with it.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Season 3: Ronald D. Moore on the Show’s Evolution and the Klingon Connection

The show follows the increasingly convoluted life of Howard Silk (Simmons). Working as a dutiful (and blissfully unaware) low-level employee at a nondescript firm, Silk gets drawn into a strange metaphysical tug-of-war when he gets an unexpected visit from…himself. As both versions of Howard get caught up in a fight to cover
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5 Things to Know About Nicholas Pinnock — Including Why He Doesn't Watch Himself on TV

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5 Things to Know About Nicholas Pinnock — Including Why He Doesn't Watch Himself on TV
Not everyone grows up to live out their childhood dream, but Nicholas Pinnock did just that.

The British actor, who has starred in U.K. series such as Top Boy and Marcella, is set to make his official debut across the pond in the upcoming sci-fi spy thriller Counterpart, starring Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons.

Ahead of the Jan. 21 premiere, People caught up with Pinnock, 44, to discuss the much-anticipated series, created by Justin Marks and ordered straight-to-series for two seasons by Starz way back in the spring of 2015.

“I knew from the age of 4 exactly what it was I wanted to do,
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Counterpart: Starz Releases Spy Thriller Trailer and Debut Date

"I don't know what we do here." Starz has just released the official trailer for their upcoming TV show Counterpart.The thriller stars Jk Simmons as Howard Silk, "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 cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, and Nicholas Pinnock.Read More…
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