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Counterpart 

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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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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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English

Release Date:

10 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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Képmás See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Potential To Rival Westworld
13 December 2017 | by chiroxSee all my reviews

A strong opener with a particularly strong performance from JK Simmons, Counterpart lures you in without quite knowing where you are going and then blam! the story opens up and gives a reveal to what is to come. Simmons is both the mild mannered civil servant and his 'counterpart' hardened 'in the know' operative, he plays both roles strongly enough to believe they are two separate persons and is a good enough actor to hold the opener to the series on his own, although a decent performance from both Ulrich Thomsen (Banshee) and Harry Lloyd make this a tough contender. For those with a love of sci-fi without lazer guns and 'pew pew' noises Counterpart will ring, it has the quality feel of Westworld right from the opening music and had me girpped within 2 minutes. Decent tempo to the opener, not too fast and not dragging its heels, helped keep interest alive right up to the final scene. I hope it lives up to it's potential.


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