Nov 30 2017

Video/News: Starz Releases Key Art and New Series Video For Counterpart, Early Sneak Peek Airs Dec 10

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UPDATED: Thurs 11/30/17 – Sneak Peek of Pilot

UPDATED: 11/02/17 – Official Trailer and Premiere Date for Counterpart released

 

In a press release:

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STARZ RELEASES KEY ART AND

 NEW SERIES VIDEO FOR SPY THRILLER “COUNTERPART”

 EARLY SNEAK OF PILOT EPISODE TO AIR

 AFTER OUTLANDER SEASON THREE FINALE

 DECEMBER 10th AT 9 PM ET/PT

 

Beverly Hills, Calif., November 30, 2017 – Starz released the key art and series overview video for new Original series “Counterpart,” starring Academy Award®-winner J.K. Simmons that is set to premiere on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 8PM ET/PT. Starz also announced an early sneak peek of the pilot episode to be aired after the “Outlander” season three finale on December 10th, 2017 at 9 pm ET/PT.

“Counterpart,” from creator Justin Marks, MRC, Gilbert Films, and Anonymous Content, is about 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?”

The key art features J.K. Simmons in the role of Howard Silk’s counterpart from the parallel world, and was released with a companion art piece featuring Howard Silk. The new series overview provides the audience with a more in-depth look at this world of intrigue and espionage with interviews featuring executive producers and cast, as well as never-before-seen-footage.

“Counterpart” also features Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, “Manhattan”) as ‘Emily Burton Silk,’ Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, “Manhattan”) as ‘Peter Quayle,’ Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger, “Marcella”) as ‘Ian Shaw,’ Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland,” Ben-Hur, Hotel Mumbai) as ‘Clare,’ Sara Serraiocco (Salvo, Cloro, Worldly Girl) as ‘Baldwin,’ and Ulrich Thomsen (“The Blacklist,” “Banshee”) as ‘Aldrich.’ Academy Award® nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) directed the first episode.


Created, written, and executive produced by Marks (The Jungle Book), “Counterpart” is also executive produced by Amy Berg (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), 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.

Production on the first season began in Los Angeles in 2016, and wrapped in Berlin earlier this year.

Visit the official “Counterpart” Facebook Page, and follow @Counterpart_STZ on Twitter and @counterpart_stz on Instagram. Join the conversation with #Counterpart and #STARZ.

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Source: ©2017 Starz, a Lionsgate Company.

 

 

———— Posted 11/02/17 ————

 

STARZ RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER AND PREMIERE DATE FOR NEW SPY THRILLER

COUNTERPART

SET TO DEBUT JANUARY 21ST AT 8PM ET/PT

Starring Academy Award® Winner J.K. Simmons,

Counterpart is an Original Series from creator Justin

Marks and MRC, Executive Produced by

Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content

 

Beverly Hills, Calif., November 2, 2017 – Starz announced that the 10-episode first season of new Original series “Counterpart” will premiere on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 8PM ET/PT.  Academy Award®-winner J.K. Simmons stars in two roles in this spy thriller from creator Justin Marks and MRC, and executive producers Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content. The official trailer provides the first look into a captivating world of espionage, intrigue, and government conspiracies.

“Counterpart” is about 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” also features Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, “Manhattan”) as ‘Emily Burton Silk,’ Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, “Manhattan”) as ‘Peter Quayle,’ Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger, “Marcella”) as ‘Ian Shaw,’ Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland,” Ben-Hur, Hotel Mumbai) as ‘Clare,’ Sara Serraiocco (Salvo, Cloro, Worldly Girl) as ‘Baldwin,’ and Ulrich Thomsen (“The Blacklist,” “Banshee”) as ‘Aldrich.’ Academy Award® nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) directed the first episode.

Counterpart Official Trailer

Created, written, and executive produced by Marks (The Jungle Book), “Counterpart” is executive produced by Marks, 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. Amy Berg also served as Executive Producer on the first season.

Production on the first season began in Los Angeles in 2016, and wrapped in Berlin earlier this year.

Visit the official “Counterpart” Facebook Page, and follow @Counterpart_STZ on Twitter and @counterpart_stz on Instagram. Join the conversation with #Counterpart and #STARZ.”

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Source: ©2017 Starz, a Lionsgate Company. All Rights reserved.

 

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PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE STARZ SPY THRILLER “COUNTERPART”

OSCAR®-WINNER JK SIMMONS LEADS IN NEW ORIGINAL SERIES FROM MRC, GILBERT FILMS, AND ANONYMOUS CONTENT

In a press release:

“Beverly Hills, Calif., December 1, 2016 – The STARZ Original series “Counterpart” began production on the 10-episode first season of the spy thriller from MRC (Media Rights Capital), Gilbert Films, and Anonymous Content. Filming has commenced in Los Angeles and will continue in additional locations across the U.S. and Europe in 2017.

The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist stars Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, The Accountant, Juno), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, “Manhattan”) and Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, “Manhattan”). Academy Award® nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers) directed the first episode.

J.K. Simmons (Photo Courtesy of Starz Entertainment LLC)

J.K. Simmons (Photo Courtesy of Starz Entertainment LLC)

“Counterpart” is the story of ‘Howard Silk’ (JK Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his “Counterpart” on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, what ifs, and lost love. Starz ordered two seasons of 10 episodes each of “Counterpart” in 2015.

Joining the previously announced cast is Ulrich Thomsen, taking over for Michael Nyqvist, who had to depart the series due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, as the hardened Director of Counterintelligence at Howard’s agency and a strange mix of philosopher and spy, ‘Aldrich’ (previously ‘Chekhov’). Thomsen has an impressive body of work spanning two decades, including roles on the popular television series “The Blacklist” and “Banshee.”

Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, “Manhattan”) stars as ‘Emily Burton Silk,’ Howard’s wife, a mysterious woman whose secrets become the centerpiece of the first season’s story. Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, “Manhattan”) plays the role of ‘Peter Quayle,’ an upper-crust director at Howard’s agency, whose carefully calibrated career slowly begins to unravel as he sinks deeper into the world of espionage and double lives. Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland,” Ben-Hur, Hotel Mumbai) plays ‘Clare,’ an enigmatic young woman of curious origin. Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger, “Marcella,” “A.D. The Bible Continues”), plays ‘Ian Shaw,’ an aggressive operative and watchdog whose job is to ensure an uneasy peace between both dimensions. Sara Serraiocco (Salvo, Cloro, Worldly Girl), portrays ‘Baldwin’ a mysterious assassin whose life takes on a new purpose when she is exposed to the other side.

Morten Tyldum and J.K. Simmons (Photo Courtesy of Starz Entertainment LLC)

Morten Tyldum and J.K. Simmons (Photo Courtesy of Starz Entertainment LLC)

Norwegian-born director Morten Tyldum is best known for his Oscar®-nominated work on The Imitation Game (2014), as well as for Headhunters (2011), and Buddy (2003).  Tyldum also directed Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in the upcoming space epic Passengers, scheduled for a Christmas 2016 release.

Created and written by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book), “Counterpart” is executive produced by Tyldum and Marks with Amy Berg (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Gary Gilbert  (La La Land) with Gilbert Films, Jordan Horowitz (La La Land), Keith Redmon (The Revenant) and Bard Dorros (Spotlight) with Anonymous Content. Simmons also serves as a producer.

Casting by Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera, and Leslie Woo from McCarthy/Abellera.”

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Source: ©2016 Starz Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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