Counterpart is an upcoming American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks, ordered to series by the premium cable network Starz. The first two episodes will be directed by Morten Tyldum. Starz ordered two 10-episode seasons, the first of which is to air beginning January 21, 2018.
An espionage, sci-fi thriller with a metaphysical twist, Counterpart tells the story of Howard Silk (Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret, when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his “counterpart” on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, idealism, what ifs, and lost love.
Mido Hamada as Cyrus, an officer in Counterintelligence who serves as Aldrich’s right-hand man
Kenneth Choi as Bob Dwyer, a director in strategy within the OI, he serves as the checks and balances for the operatives that work under him
Stephen Rea as Alexander Pope, a charming old-world Englishman and an old friend of Prime, he’s an éminence grise who pulls strings from behind the scenes
Richard Schiff as Director of Diplomacy Roland Fancher, an expert litigator and feared power negotiator between both dimensions and the head of the Office of Interchange’s diplomacy department, responsible for negotiating the exchange of prisoners between worlds
Sarah Bolger as Anna, a mysterious young woman whose appearance on the “other side” threatens to disrupt the tenuous truce between Howard and his counterpart
Tina Masafret as Talia, a friendly nurse with real affection for Howard, who visits his comatose wife in the hospital on a daily basis.