J.K. Simmons to Star in Starz Thriller About Fringe-y Parallel Dimensions

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Recently minted Oscar winner (and The Closer alum) J.K. Simmons will headline Counterpart, a supernatural-tinged thriller for Starz.

As reported by our sister site Deadline, Simmons will star as Howard Silk, a longtime United Nations agency wonk who discovers the organization he works for is guarding a secret passageway to a parallel dimension — on the other side of which is his own counterpart, who is dubbed Howardternate Prime.

The project was created by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, the upcoming Jungle Book movie), while The Imitation Game‘s Morten Tyldum is set to direct the first episodes.

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  1. bj says:

    I like JK and the premise is definitely interesting.

  2. Ro says:

    Wouldn’t it be funny if a State Farm commercial ran during this post instead of those stupid State Farm commercials?

  3. John Davis says:

    Morten Tyldum directing and J.K. Simmons starring. Damn it!

  4. cp1945 says:

    Why don’t they just bring back Fringe? That was another great show that ended too soon. Cable is a much better fit than Fox.

    • drhenning says:

      The problem with bringing back Fringe ( where the heck has Anna Torv gone??? At least the other stars have been on other shows ) is the final season boxed them into a corner… All the thrilling stuff with the multiple earths and other stories are all gone… The alternate world on Fringe was so well developed it would have been fun to continue it..

  5. David4 says:

    I rather have more than one universe but this holds some promise.

  6. Ethel says:

    Darn! Now I might have to add Starz to my TV package