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?"
There are two sides to all of us.
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Did You Know?
Throughout the series, the German license plates on the "other side" are missing the blue/yellow EU symbol on the left, and the banknotes are Deutsche Mark instead of Euros, showing that the European Union never existed in the alternate world. See more