A hapless UN employee discovers that the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension that's in a cold war with our own, and where his other self is a top spy. The war slowly heats up thanks to spies from both sides.

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Justin Marks
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J.K. Simmons ...  Howard Silk 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Olivia Williams ...  Emily Burton Silk 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Harry Lloyd ...  Peter Quayle 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Nazanin Boniadi ...  Clare Quayle 17 episodes, 2018-2019
John Funk ...  Howard / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Sara Serraiocco ...  Baldwin 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicholas Pinnock ...  Ian Shaw 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Ulrich Thomsen ...  Aldrich 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Christiane Paul ...  Mira 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Betty Gabriel ...  Naya Temple 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Mido Hamada ...  Cyrus 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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Counterpart is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk 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?" Written by ahmetkozan

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What if there were another you? See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Michael Nyqvist was originally cast in the role of Chekhov (later renamed Aldrich) that went to Ulrich Thomsen after Nyqvist dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Nyqvist later died in the late June of 2017, during production of the series. See more »

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This show ought to have a ton of rewards
23 September 2019 | by sara-lorenzen-811-601421See all my reviews

I don't understand why Counterpart hasn't gotten more attention. The manuscript is so clever, the acting is superb and the cinematography is amazing. It is deep and thoughtprovoking and fun and thrilling and just the best spy show, I can remember.


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10 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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