‘Counterpart’ Season 2 Gets December UK Premiere Date On STARZPlay
After a critically acclaimed first outing, ‘Counterpart‘ returns for a 10-episode 2nd season on STARZPlay in the UK this December, on the same day as the US release.
The drama J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson in ‘Spider-man’, and Commissioner Gordon for the DCU), as Howard Silk, a low-level bureaucrat at a seemingly innocuous UN agency. He’s trudging through his latter years of a life filled with regret, that is until he discovers the agency is hiding a secret… It’s protecting a gateway to a parallel universe.
*SPOILER WARNING for the next paragraph if you haven’t finished season one yet!*
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 Two 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.
Joining Simmons in Season Two are series regulars Olivia Williams (‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Dollhouse’, ‘Manhattan’), Harry Lloyd (‘The Theory of Everything’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Doctor Who’), Nicholas Pinnock (‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, ‘Marcella’), Nazanin Boniadi (‘Homeland’, ‘Ben-Hur’, ‘Hotel Mumbai’) and Sara Serraiocco (‘Salvo’, ‘Cloro’, ‘Worldly Girl’).
They also have a couple of new cast members joining the show for its second season. Betty Gabriel (‘Get Out’, ‘Westworld’) stars as new series regular, Naya Temple, along with the Emmy-winning actor James Cromwell (‘American Horror Story: Asylum’, ‘Six Feet Under’) appearing in a recurring role as Yanek.
Produced by MRC and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, ‘Counterpart’ was created by Justin Marks (‘The Jungle Book’) who also serves as executive producer and who will make his directorial debut on the series this season. The drama is also executive produced by 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.
For those of you confused as to what is StarzPlay, it is an addition “add-on” channel you can get via Amazon Prime Video. This as an additional service to the main Amazon Prime Video offering, and will cost £4.99 a month, with a 7-day free trial. They also are home to the Brendan Gleeson/Harry Treadaway series ‘Mr. Mercedes‘, so now could be a good time to subscribe.
‘Counterpart‘ will premiere at 8am on Amazon Prime Channel STARZPlay from Sunday, 9th December 2018.
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