'Counterpart': Fans looking forward to a 'compromised' world in Season 2

Now that the gate between their dimensions is shut, will Howard return to his real world? Or is Howard Prime here to stay?


                            'Counterpart': Fans looking forward to a 'compromised' world in Season 2

Creator Justin Marks' spy-thriller, 'Counterpart', is set to return on STARZ for its second season, and fans are already speculating what will Howard Silk do now that the gate to the alternate dimension ("the other side") has been closed.

Starring JK Simmons, Harry Llyod, Olivia Williams, Sara Serraiocco, and Nazanin Boniadi, 'Counterpart' follows the hapless Interface worker, Howard (played by Simmons), who soon finds out that his other self in the alternate dimension is a spy of high order who has entered into their world to hunt down a murderer. 

With the finale of the first season, the two Howards were stranded in their own times, as the gate between their dimensions shut down.

However, in Season 2 Howard Prime will be back, and this time Howard Alpha will probably have to share a little more than just his identity with him. A fan has commented on Twitter, "I'm glad you are coming back so fast! Great show and looking forward to the Howards and figuring out what happens as they try to get the interface opened again."

Probably this time Howard Alpha will show off some of his spy moves as Howard Prime tries to take over Howard Alpha's life by sending him to the other dimension. 

Fans wonder what awaits Howard now that the gate is shut. (IMDb)
Fans wonder what awaits Howard now that the gate is shut. (IMDb)

The trailer claims that in the second season our world has been compromised, and fans are eager to the possible ways that could be.

A fan on Twitter mentioned, "This showed up as an ad on my feed, but I’ll agree...American’s worlds have been compromised." What probably had attracted fans the most in the first season was the seemingly blurring lines between the two dimensions which made it difficult to keep track of the characters. Although some distinctions were quite evident, they seemed to amalgamate everytime personal dynamics were brought into question. Some fans have mentioned, "I've been curious which one is actually "our" world."



 

Fortunately, fans do not have to wait for too long as Season 2 is just around the corner with a release date set for December 9 on STARZ and the STARZ app. Along with Simmons who resumes his role as Howard Silk, this time Betty Gabriel joins the cast as Naya Temple, the seasoned investigator brought in by the Office of Interchange, who want to appoint her to sniff out Howard Prime who is now pretending to be Howard Alpha. Along with Gabriel, Ramon de Ocampo of '12 Monkeys' and James Cromwell of 'American Horror Story' will join also the cast. Providing familiarity in the strange world will be the old cast, which includes, Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk, Harry Lloyd as Peter Quayle, Nicholas Pinnock as Ian Shaw, Nazanin Boniadi as Clare, and Sara Serraiocco as Baldwin.