Counterpart Cancelled at Starz, EP Says Season 3 Is Being Shopped Elsewhere

Counterpart Cancelled

We spy bad news for fans of Counterpart.

On our side, at least, the sci-fi espionage drama has been cancelled by Starz after two seasons, just days ahead of its sophomore finale (airing Sunday, Feb. 17).

Producer MRC, however, is shopping the series to streaming platforms, for possible salvation.

“Hey #Counterpart fans, a bit of sad news… Starz has decided not to pick up our show for a 3rd season,” series creator Justin Marks shared on Twitter. “Fingers crossed that our wonderful studio, MRC, can find a way to keep the dream alive! But in the meantime, one more episode until the end of a chapter. See you Sunday!”

Starring J.K. Simmons in a dual role that astonishingly has failed to drum up any major awards buzz (save for one Satellite Award nomination), Season 2 of the ambitious drama is averaging just 225,000 weekly viewers and a 0.04 (yes, 0.04) demo rating in Live+SD numbers, down sharply from its freshman run (371K/0.09).

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