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Counterpart: Why You Really Need to Give This New Drama a Chance

If you're a fan of character-driven dramas, spy thrillers, or sci-fi adventures, look no further than Starz's new show Counterpart, which is all three rolled into one. The series premieres on Jan. 21 - allow me to convince you to tune in for it. J.K. Simmons plays Howard Silk, a cog in the United Nations building in Berlin, Germany. He works for the Office of Interchange, which involves going into a little booth and exchanging cryptic phrases with someone on the other side of a plate of glass. In 30 years of working there, Howard has never really questioned his position or work, but that all changes when an assassin starts killing people in his world - and it turns out she's a "counterpart" from a second version of our world. Three decades ago, the world split off into a second world (called "Prime") that runs alongside our world, with duplicates of every person.
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Counterpart: Is the Starz TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch What will become of Howard Silk, not to mention his dimensional counterpart? Has the Counterpart TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Counterpart, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Starz premium cable channel, Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The sci-fi spy drama delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering
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Contest: Win Game Of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray

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For many viewers, winter officially arrived with the recent Blu-ray (including Digital) and DVD release of Game of Thrones Season 7, and to celebrate the latest adventures in Westeros, HBO Home Entertainment provided us with two Blu-ray copies of the seventh season to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Game of Thrones Season 7 Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 20th.
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Counterpart: Season One Ratings

Starz has been dabbling in science-ficton and fantasy for a while now, and its American Gods and Outlander TV series have found an audience with the premium cable network's subscribers. Will the Counterpart TV show duplicate their success? Starz has already ordered two seasons, so fans shouldn't have to worry about it being cancelled. However, if the series really tanks, that is not out of the question. Will Counterpart be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A Starz sci-fi espionage drama, Counterpart stars J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco. The thriller delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on a low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering evidence that his agency
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Review: Games of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season

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With the news this week that the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones won’t air until 2019 comes just as Games of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season arrives on disc tomorrow. The digital editions have been out for some time and if any season bears repeat watching it is this one.

One advantage to the bloodshed and character demises over the last few seasons has meant that the survivors all get larger roles, meatier scenes, and characters we’ve longed to see together actually share the screen. The episodes are longer, but there are fewer of them to enjoy. Perhaps the biggest downside to this is that events have had to be telescoped, stretching and then breaking the show’s internal logic.

No matter how the producers spin it, there was really no way for episode six to work once the White Walkers surrounded our hardy band of warriors.
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Blu-ray Review – Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season

Games of Thrones Season 7

Starring Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Nathalie Emmanuel, Indira Varma, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Conleth Hill, John Bradley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jerome Flynn, Hannah Murray, Joe Dempsie, Kristofer Hivju, Rory McCann, and Iain Glen.

Synopsis:

HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is barreling toward its eighth and final season, and the seven-episode seventh season is out now on Blu-ray. Commentaries are available for all the episodes, with four episodes getting two tracks each, and a nice assortment of bonus features help break down what happened this year so we’re all ready for next year’s conclusion.

I’ve always been a sci-fi and fantasy fan, but George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice of Fire series was always one of those “Oh, yeah, I need to
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Counterpart

Network: Starz. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: December 10, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, Sara Serraiocco, Mido Hamada, Jamie Bamber, Kenneth Choi, and Bernhard Forcher. TV show description: A sci-fi espionage drama from creator Justin Marks, the Counterpart TV series delves into an enigmatic reality which everyday living conceals. The story centers on low-level bureaucrat, Howard Silk (Simmons), who toils away in relative obscurity at at a United Nations spy outfit based in Berlin, Germany. After uncovering evidence that his agency is protecting a secret about traveling to a parallel dimension, Howard's whole life changes. He soon plunges headlong into a strange
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Counterpart: Special Preview to Follow Outlander Finale on Starz

"Whatever you do, don't panic." Deadline reports Starz will air a special preview of their new series Counterpart in December.The thriller stars Jk Simmons as Howard Silk, “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 cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, and Nicholas Pinnock.Read More…
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‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale

‘Counterpart’ Trailer: Twisty Starz Pilot Will Give You Double J.K. Simmons After ‘Outlander’ Season Finale
A few weeks ago, we called it “crazypants.” Next month, there’s a good chance your uncle may call it “That Show with the Two J.K. Simmonses.” But for right now, “Counterpart” is a show on the verge of giving audiences a first full look at its twisty new premise. Starz announced today that the “Counterpart” pilot will air after the “Outlander” Season 3 finale on December 10, and released a fresh trailer for the series to go along with it.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Season 3: Ronald D. Moore on the Show’s Evolution and the Klingon Connection

The show follows the increasingly convoluted life of Howard Silk (Simmons). Working as a dutiful (and blissfully unaware) low-level employee at a nondescript firm, Silk gets drawn into a strange metaphysical tug-of-war when he gets an unexpected visit from…himself. As both versions of Howard get caught up in a fight to cover
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Win a Copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season

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Winter arrived in Westeros and things are not looking good for the Lannisters, Tyrells, and the rest of the clashing clans. Since we have a long wait until the final season in 2018 (we hope), we have plenty of time to sit back and rewatch the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Thanks to our friends at HBO, we have one copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray/DVD combo to give away.

Think back to the short but potent season and tell us your favorite moment and why. All submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m., Friday, December 1. The contest is open only to North American readers and the decision of ComicMix’s judges will be final.

Blu-ray & DVD Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms- From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous
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Counterpart: Starz Releases Spy Thriller Trailer and Debut Date

"I don't know what we do here." Starz has just released the official trailer for their upcoming TV show Counterpart.The thriller stars Jk Simmons as Howard Silk, "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 cast also includes Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, and Nicholas Pinnock.Read More…
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J.K. Simmons meets his Other in trailer for sci-fi thriller Counterpart

Starz has released the trailer for their sci-fi spy thriller series Counterpart, starring Whiplash‘s J.K. Simmons. Simmons stars as Howard Silk, a low-level agency employee who discovers his opposite from a parallel world, a man very different yet similar in nearly every way to himself. The two Howards have to work together to stop an assassin sent from the other reality. Watch the trailer here…

Joining Simmons in the series is Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense) as Emily Burton Silk, Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything) as Peter Quayle, Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Clare, Nicholas Pinnock as Ian Shaw, Sara Serraiocco (Salvo) as Baldwin and Ulrich Thomsen (The Blacklist) as Aldrich. Also starring are Stephen Rea (V for Vendetta), Richard Schiff (The West Wing) and Sarah Bolger (The Tudors).

Counterpart will premiere on January 21st, 2018 on Starz.
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Mipcom: J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams Talk New Starz Drama

Viewers will get double the dose of J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd on Sony and Starz's new parallel-worlds drama, Counterpart, but don't call the Berlin-set drama "sci-fi."

"Say 'sci-fi' and there are so many images that spring to life," said Simmons, adding that while the premise has elements of the genre, it draws heavily on Cold War and spy themes while working in a sci-fi world.

"We really didn't want ray guns," added writer and creator Justin Marks, who framed it as a metaphysical, existential, John LeCarre-inspired spy thriller.

So what's it about? "Regret or hope, depending on...
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'Game of Thrones' Podcast: The First Dragon Death, Revisited

"Fire can't kill a dragon."

Tell that to Viserys (Harry Lloyd), closely linked with dragon lore due to his Valyrian roots as a Targaryen, nevertheless murdered via a hot vat of gold to the face. "A crown for a king," the hulking Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) snarled as he poured the molten metal upon the sniveling brother of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), signaling the first major main character death of Game of Thrones — and certainly not the last, by any stretch of the imagination.

Dany's proclamation about her brother's suitability as a dragon notwithstanding,...
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Cast announced for Stephen Mangan’s Channel 4 comedy series Hang Ups

Channel 4 has announced details of the cast for Stephen Mangan’s Hang Ups, an adaptation of Lisa Kudrow’s Emmy-nominated Web Therapy, which it set to ““present a hilarious and outrageous catalogue of neuroses, phobias, issues, anxieties and psychopathies” and sees Mangan taking on the role of Dr. Richard Pitt as he offers his weekly quickfire webcam therapy sessions.

Set to feature alongside Mangan in the comedy series are David Tennant (Broadchurch), Jessica Hynes (Spaced), Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd), Monica Dolan (W1A), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Game of Thrones alumni Conleth Hill, Charles Dance, Richard E. Grant, and Harry Lloyd.

Hang Ups is being written by Mangan and Robert Delamere; the half-hour comedy series will consist of six episodes, and is set to air on Channel 4 in 2018.
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Glenn Close’s ‘The Wife’ Bought by Sony Classics for North America

Glenn Close’s ‘The Wife’ Bought by Sony Classics for North America
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to the Glenn Close drama “The Wife.”

Directed by Björn Runge, the film is adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. The film stars Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, and Annie Starke.

The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Variety‘s Andrew Barker praised Close in his review, saying, “The film itself – solid, conventional, and potentially quite attractive to older filmgoers – is very lucky to have her.”

Close plays Joan, the perfect devoted wife to her charismatic husband, played by Pryce, ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan’s reached her breaking point.

“‘The Wife’ is an emotional powerhouse of an experience featuring career best performances by Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. It
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Sony Pictures Classics Hitched To Glenn Close Drama ‘The Wife’

Sony Pictures Classics Hitched To Glenn Close Drama ‘The Wife’
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Björn Runge’s The Wife, the Glenn Close starrer that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to strong reviews for the actress. Adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel, The Wife also stars Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. Close plays Joan Castleman, the devoted wife of charismatic literary star Joe (Pryce). Ignoring his infidelities, Joan finally reaches…
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires North American Rights to Glenn Close’s ‘The Wife’

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to “The Wife,” which stars Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. The film, directed by Björn Runge, had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It also stars Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. “The Wife” follows Joan Castleman (Close), who is a highly intelligent woman and a perfectly devoted wife. She gave up her own career and dreams for her husband’s Joe (Pryce) literary career. But after all the infidelities and excuses, Joan has finally reached her breaking point. Also Read: Cannes 2017: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Directors Fortnight.
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Glenn Close's 'The Wife' Nabbed by Sony Classics

Glenn Close's 'The Wife' Nabbed by Sony Classics
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to The Wife, starring Glenn Close.

The adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel, directed by Bjorn Runge, also features Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd and Annie Starke. It made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Wife stars Close as Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and devoted wife who has spent 40 years ignoring her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. After tolerating his infidelities and excuses for decades, she...
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