Starz original series Counterpart begins production on season 2
The critically-acclaimed espionage thriller series Counterpart on Starz will officially begin production on its second season on February 28th in Berlin. Betty Gabriel (Get Out, Purge: Election Year) joins the cast as Naya Temple, a former FBI agent recently hired by the Office of Interchange to clean house, a figure both intimidating and magnetic. The 10-episode second season of the one-hour scripted drama will continue production in Los Angeles later this year.
Created, written, and executive produced by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book), the series follows a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) 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?”
Counterpart stars Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger), Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) and Sara Serraiocco (Salvo).
Season two is also executive produced by Gary Gilbert (La La Land), Jordan Horowitz (La La Land), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), and Keith Redmon (The Revenant) and Bard Dorros (Spotlight) with Anonymous Content. MRC serves as the studio for the series.
Season 2 of Counterpart has no release date as of yet.