Today Starz released the first trailer for their upcoming action/conspiracy thriller, "Counterpart," starring Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons. The genre isn't one fans of Simmons typically associate with the stand out actor but he looks completely in his element, both as a nebbish office worker and a gun toting tough guy. Here's the series description courtesy of Starz.
“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?”
After watching the trailer, I'm pretty excited for this upcoming show. The series premieres Sunday, January 21 on Starz. Check out the intriguing and violent trailer for yourself below.
Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.