Geektown Radio 185: ‘Counterpart’ Stars Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd & Nicholas Pinnock, UK TV News & Air Dates!
The Geektown Radio podcast returns for our penultimate show before the Christmas break, and I’m joined by the one-legged dread pirate Bex Trista from TristaBytes, who is currently recovering from being a klutz and smashing up her knee… Something which I was, of course, completely sympathetic about… Along with all the usual tv news and air date info, we also have an interview with Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd & Nicholas Pinnock, three of the stars of StarzPlay’s brilliant sci-fi thriller ‘Counterpart’.
If you haven’t caught the spy thriller yet, it stars 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, the Office of Interchange or OI. 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.
Olivia Williams (‘Dollhouse’, ‘The Sixth Sense’) plays Emily Silk/Burton, wife (and, confusingly, ex-wife) of Howard Silk, who is way more involved in the spy games than she initially seems. Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen in ‘Game Of Thrones’) stars as Peter Quayle, the Alpha (aka “our side”) OI Director of Strategy. Nicholas Pinnock (‘Fortitude’, ‘Marcella’) portrays Ian Shaw, an aggressive OI Housekeeping operative on the Prime side (aka “the other side”), and former boyfriend of the Prime Emily. WARNING THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 IN THE INTERVIEW!
‘Counterpart‘ Season 1 and the first eps of Season 2 are on Amazon Prime Channel STARZPlay right now, with new episodes landing every Sunday. 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 additional service to the main Amazon Prime Video offering costs £4.99 a month with a 7-day free trial. They also are home to the Stephen King multiverse drama ‘Castle Rock‘, the Brendan Gleeson/Harry Treadaway series ‘Mr. Mercedes‘, and upcoming apocalyptic stoner comedy ‘Now Apocalypse’ plus lots more.
Also On This Week’s Show:
- I’m joined by Bex Trista from TristaBytes in the co-host seat this week, so we chat about the tv shows, games and films we’ve been playing and watching.
- We take a look at all the latest tv & film news, including renewals & cancellations.
- We give you our recommendations for upcoming TV in the next 7 days.
Geektown Radio 185: ‘Counterpart’ stars Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd & Nicholas Pinnock, UK TV News & Air Dates!
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Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.