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James Cromwell will be joining Starz's Counterpart cast as they fight it out in a parallel dimension

Cromwell, the Emmy and Academy nominee, will play the character of Yanek, the mysterious and intriguing warden of Echo
UPDATED JAN 29, 2020
James Cromwell (Source : Getty Images)
James Cromwell (Source : Getty Images)

Starz sci-fi thriller 'Counterpart' is adding more and more amazing talent to the show's roster after being officially renewed for a season 2.

James Cromwell, who is a Primetime Emmy as well as Academy Award nominee for his exceptional role in the 1995 hit 'Babe' will play the character of Yanek, the mysterious and intriguing warden of Echo in the upcoming season.

Cromwell has also been awarded for his role in 'American Horror Story' as Arthur Arden. He has also been nominated a number of times for multiple Screen Actors Guild and Emmy awards.

The series also stars J K Simmons as Howard Silk, Olivia Williams as Emily Silk, Harry Lloyd as Peter, Nazanin Boniadi as his wife Clare, Sara Serraiocco as the mysterious assassin Nadia, Ulrich Thomsen as Aldrich and Nicholas Pinnock as Ian. The show is created, written, and co-produced by Justin Marks. 

'Counterpart' has a plotline that revolves around the concept of parallel worlds. As the name suggests, the show talks about a world that exists alongside ours. Simmons portrays the character of Howard Silk, who is a low rung employee in the bureaucratic set up of a United Nations spy agency based out of Berlin. Trouble brews when Howard finds out that these guys are actually guarding the secrets about how to get to the parallel dimension.

The Season 2 of the critically acclaimed spy-fi thriller is in production in Los Angeles at the moment and will finish all work by the end of this year in Berlin, Germany. It will have 10 episodes.

The show is co-produced by Amy Berg, Justin Marks, Bard Dorros, Keith Redmon, Morten Tyldum, Jordan Horowitz and Gary Gilbert.

The show premiered in December last year. It was very well rated by critics as well. The first season got a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site's critical consensus reads, "Tense and gripping, Counterpart is an absorbing thrill-fest".

It really is no surprise that it's making a comeback.