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A hapless UN employee discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension that's in 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 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Olivia Williams ...  Emily Burton Silk 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Harry Lloyd ...  Peter Quayle 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Nazanin Boniadi ...  Clare Quayle 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Sara Serraiocco ...  Baldwin 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Ian Shaw 11 episodes, 2018-2019
John Funk ...  Howard Double / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Ulrich Thomsen ...  Aldrich 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Michael Nyqvist was originally cast in the role of Chekhov (later renamed Aldrich) that went to Ulrich Thomsen after Nyqvist dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Nyqvist later died in the late June of 2017, during production of the series. See more »

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J.K.Simmons is absolute brilliant in his performance.
3 March 2018 | by ozgkrlSee all my reviews

The show is interesting in every kind of viewpoint, because that is how the universe works. Layers of layers of different timelines.

Lately I realized, the film industry, or better said, their masters, start to reveal the reality more and more. Personal I don't know what are the goals behind? Do the masters of our planet called earth want the cattle to know? I don't think so... What is behind is a shift of power and the best way to prepare the cattle is to show it through "TV". That is the way those creatures do it since quite some time.

Anyhow. I did not know J.K.Simmons that well, but from now on I will have a close look whatever he does, because his kind are rare in "Hollywood"... Not much left who could call themselve "actor".


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