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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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Justin Marks
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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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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There are two sides to all of us. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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The character Baldwin was about 10 years old when the world split in the late 80s, which would put her age at the time the series takes place at around 40. The actress, Sara Serraiocco, who plays that role, was in her late 20s when the series was filmed. See more »

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Excellent
5 February 2018 | by sue-67752See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the two episodes I watched. I am not a lover of far fetched Science Fiction but do enjoy the intelligent and well thought out. It is a slow burner so if you like action packed escapeisum this is not for you.

This has been well written and extremely well acted, I just wish there was more TV like this.


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10 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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