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COUNTERPART: Starz Lands Michael Nyqvist, Others For Spy Thriller

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Michael Nyqvist, Nazanian Boniadi, And More Join Counterpart

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Michael Nyqvist, Nazanian Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco all sign on to the cast of Starz‘s Counterpart.

Set to headline the planned spy series are Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, and Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, with the four newcomers set to play regular roles on the program. Although it is unknown when audiences can expect to see Counterpart, Starz began production on the show in 2015, so it may very well appear within a year from now:

Counterpart is the story of Howard Silk (Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency who discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his counterpart on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, what-ifs and lost love. Starz ordered two 10-episode seasons in 2015.

Nyqvist will play Chekhov, the hardened Director of Operations at Howard’s agency and a strange mix of philosopher and spy. Boniadi will play Clare, an enigmatic young woman of curious origin, who becomes a major linchpin as the season develops. Pinnock will play Ian Shaw, an aggressive operative and watchdog whose job is to ensure an uneasy peace between both dimensions. Serraiocco will play Baldwin, a mysterious assassin whose life takes on a new purpose when she is exposed to the other side.

Leave your thoughts on Michael Nyqvist, Nazanian Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock, and Sara Serraiocco all being cast in Starz’s upcoming spy series Counterpart (via Deadline) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. No official air date has been announced for Counterpart yet.

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