Check out a sneak peek and key art for the upcoming Starz series Counterpart
Starz has just released new key art and a sneak peek at their upcoming original series Counterpart, starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash). Counterpart is set to premiere on Sunday, January 21 at 8PM ET/PT. A sneak peek at the pilot will be aired after the Season 3 finals of Outlander on December 10, 2017 at 9PM ET/PT. You can check out the key art in our gallery and the sneak peek at the series in the player below.
Counterpart, from creator Justin Marks, MRC, Gilbert Films, and Anonymous Content, is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) 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?”
Counterpart also features Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, Manhattan) as ‘Emily Burton Silk,’ Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, Manhattan) as ‘Peter Quayle,’ Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger, Marcella) as ‘Ian Shaw,’ Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland, Ben-Hur, Hotel Mumbai) as ‘Clare,’ Sara Serraiocco (Salvo, Cloro, Worldly Girl) as ‘Baldwin,’ and Ulrich Thomsen (The Blacklist, Banshee) as ‘Aldrich.’ Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) directed the first episode.
Created, written, and executive produced by Marks (The Jungle Book), Counterpart is also executive produced by Amy Berg (Da Vinci’s Demons), Gary Gilbert (La La Land) with Gilbert Films, Jordan Horowitz (La La Land), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), as well as Keith Redmon (The Revenant), and Bard Dorros (Spotlight) with Anonymous Content.
Production on the first season began in Los Angeles in 2016, and wrapped in Berlin earlier this year. Are you guys excited for Counterpart? Let us know in the comments.