“I have come to this building everyday and done my job. Decades I’ve given to this office but honestly sometimes it scares me. I don’t know what we do here.” In ‘Counterpart’ a low-level government employee of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension. The story line is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence.
“Have I done something wrong?” “Someone walked in from the other side.” “The other side?” “What ever you do don’t panic.” “Hi Howard.” An espionage, sci-fi thriller with a metaphysical twist, ‘Counterpart’ focuses on Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons who stars as Howard Silk who discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension. “Do you have any idea how lucky you are? No one, no one gets to meet their other.” “Other?”
“Thirty years ago during the cold war there was an experiment, something went wrong there was an open passage. When you open this door you come out on the other side, you’re in another world. Identical to ours.” Howard 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. “We’re caught in the middle of something whether we want to be or not.”
“A kill order came out from my side. Targeting people on your side.” Joining Simmons in the series is Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, Sara Serraiocco and Ulrich Thomsen. Also starring are Stephen Rea, Richard Schiff and Sarah Bolger. Created by Justin Marks ‘Counterpart’ airs beginning January 21, 2018. The thriller is also available on the Starz app.
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