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  • Premiered: 
    January 21, 2018
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  • Network: Starz
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Justin Marks 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

COUNTERPART is a one-hour sci-fi thriller series that centers on Howard Silk, a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the Berlin-based UN spy agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his "Counterpart" on the other side, the series navigates themes of identity, what ifs, and lost love. His wife, Emily, is a mysterious woman whose secrets become the centerpiece of the first season. One of the director's at Howard's agency, Peter Quayle, has his carefully calibrated career slowly unravel as he sinks deeper into the world of espionage and double lives. Aldrich, The Director of Counterintelligence at Howard's Agency, is a strange mix of philosopher and spy. Director of Diplomacy Roland Fancher is an expert litigator and feared power negotiator between both dimensions in the series, and he's the head of the Office of Interchange's diplomacy department, responsible for negotiating the exchange of prisoners between worlds. On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, Starz premiered the series pilot as a sneak-peek episode of COUNTERPART, immediately following the Season 3 finale of OUTLANDER. In this sneak preview, Howard discovers the truth about where he works, and The Office of Interchange searches for an assassin, Baldwin, whose life takes on a new purpose when she is exposed on the other side. COUNTERPART officially premiered six
weeks later on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8pm.

Season 2 of COUNTERPART premiered Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on Starz. The a 10-episode second season features new series regular Betty Gabriel as Naya Temple as well as James Cromwell appearing in a recurring role as Yanek, the enigmatic warden of Echo, an underground facility where Howard (J.K. Simmons) finds himself fighting for his life. Additional returning cast include Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Nicholas Pinnock, Nazanin Boniadi, and Sara Serraiocco. At The Office of Interchange, those who have high enough access safeguard a crossing into a parallel dimension not unlike our own. And if their world is like ours, who are we over there? Are we better? Are we different? Season 2 finds Howard and his counterpart living out these questions. With the Crossing closed and each of them stranded in the other's world, they have to adapt for survival. Howard Prime takes on his other's life: going to his job, living in his home -- with his wife. Howard Alpha is locked in a mysterious black site known as Echo, cut off from everyone he knows. As a cold war escalates between worlds deepening a fickle divide, both men find themselves growing increasingly like their other.
On Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, Starz premiered "Better Angels," the Season 2 finale of COUNTERPART. Mira's looming threat forges some unlikely alliances. According to reports, Starz cancelled COUNTERPART but a third season is being shopped to streaming services, as of February 10.