or


[11/30/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 30
Updates include: HBO cuts Russell Simmons from "All Def Comedy"; Bobby Cannavale joins Julia Roberts-led "Homecoming" at Amazon; and Josh Lucas signs onto Paramount's "Yellowstone."

[11/02/17 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Starz Releases Official Trailer and Premiere Date for New Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
Academy Award(R)-winner J.K. Simmons stars in two roles in this spy thriller from creator Justin Marks and MRC, and executive producers Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content.

[07/05/17 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 5
Updates include: FX's "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off to undergo reshoots, recasting; Andy Garcia cast as Ricardo Montalbán in HBO's "My Dinner with Hervé"; and FOX eyes new singing competition series.

[03/30/17 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 30
Updates include: J. Michael Straczynski's "Red Mars" shelved by Spike TV; Tyler Labine is one of "Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices" at CBS; and Raza Jaffrey tapped for Netflix's "Lost in Space."

[03/24/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 24
Updates include: Dave Erickson to exit AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead"; Sharon Lawrence cast in "Me, Myself & I" at CBS; and Cher bows out of Lifetime's "Flint" docudrama.

[01/26/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 26
Updates include: Brandon Micheal Hall to lead ABC's city mayor project; Craig Robinson/Adam Scott-led "Ghosted" gets pilot order from FOX; and NBC gives green light to three comedy pilots.

[01/19/17 - 09:31 AM]
Oscar(R)-Nominated Actor Stephen Rea and Emmy(R)-Award Winner Richard Schiff Cast as Guest Stars in Starz Spy Thriller "Counterpart" from MRC, Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content
J.K. Simmons stars as a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension.

[01/17/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 17
Updates include: Mark Feuerstein's "9J 9K 9L" gets pilot order from CBS; Ovation TV acquires second season of "Versailles"; and Shonda Rhimes-produced drama heads to pilot at ABC.

[12/07/16 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 7
Updates include: The CW's "Reign" to end after four seasons; BET sets premiere date for "Madiba" mini-series; and Mido Hamada, Kenneth Choi cast in Starz's "Counterpart."

[12/01/16 - 10:01 AM]
Production Has Begun on the Starz Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
"Counterpart" is the story of Howard Silk (JK Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[09/30/16 - 09:27 AM]
Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd Join JK Simmons in Starz & MRC's Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
Plus: Academy Award(R) nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers) will direct the first episode.

[04/22/15 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 22
Updates include: J.K. Simmons to lead "Counterpart" for Starz; Jimmi Simpson cast in SundanceTV's "Hap & Leonard"; and Marc Blucas joins "Underground" at WGN America.







COUNTERPART (STARZ)
Premieres Sunday, January 21
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/10/17 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
two seasons of 10 episodes each
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, November 2017) Starz announced today that the 10-episode first season of new Original series "Counterpart" will premiere on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 8PM ET/PT. Academy Award(R)-winner J.K. Simmons stars in two roles in this spy thriller from creator Justin Marks and MRC, and executive producers Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content. The official trailer provides the first look into a captivating world of espionage, intrigue, and government conspiracies. "Counterpart" 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?"
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Christiane Paul as Mira
· Guy Burnet as Claude Lambert
· Harry Lloyd as Peter Quayle
· Ingo Rademacher as Friedrich
· J.K. Simmons as Howard Silk
· Jacqueline Antaramian as Ava Fancher
· Jacqueline Bisset as Lydia Burton
· Kenneth Choi as Bob Dwyer
· Liv Lisa Fries as Greta
· Marco Khan as Raash
· Mido Hamada as Cyrus
· Nazanin Boniadi as Clare
· Nicholas Pinnock as Ian Shaw
· Nolan Gerard Funk as Angel Eyes
· Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk
· Rahul Parikh as Max
· Richard Schiff as Roland Fancher
· Sara Serraiocco as Baldwin
· Sarah Bolger as Anna
· Stefan Kapicic as Lieber
· Stephen Rea as Alexander Pope
· Ulrich Thomsen as Aldrich
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Michael Nyqvist as Chekhov (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Amy Berg as EP
· Bard Dorros as EP
· Gary Gilbert as PROD
· J.K. Simmons as PROD
· Jordan Horowitz as EP
· Justin Marks as CRTR/EP
· Keith Redmon as EP
· Morten Tyldum as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Anonymous Content
· Gilbert Films
· Media Rights Capital