Counterpart’s J.K. Simmons on the Challenges of Acting Opposite Himself

Premiering Sunday, January 21st is Counterpart – a new sci-fi spy saga on Starz featuring Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons as Howard Silk, a meek beurocrat who discovers that the Berlin office he works at houses the secret of a gateway to an alternate/parallel Earth.

Part Cold War thriller/part Fringe, Counterpart expertly explores the idea of identity as the alternate world, which is a mirror of our own accidentally created 30 years prior, contains doubles of everyone. And people older than 30 years of age will actually share a past, a childhood and some change,¬†with their doppelg√§nger since it’s only after the alt-world was created that things start to diverge between the two versions.

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