Paper pusher now sees double
Counterpart, SBS, Saturday at 10.30pm
OSCAR winner JK Simmons stars in this thrilling twist on the traditional spy drama, which gives new meaning to the term ‘double-crossing’.
Increasingly dissatisfied with his 29 years as a mid-level bureaucrat in the United Nations Office of Interchange in Berlin, Howard Silk (Simmons, pictured) is anxious to do something new.
After his boss makes it clear that a promotion isn’t on the cards, Howard learns the position he sought has gone to his colleague, Marcel.
Stranded in a job he doesn’t like, Howard is resigned to caring for his comatose wife, Emily, who was hospitalised after being hit by a car. However, his life is upended when he is introduced to Prime, his doppelganger from a parallel universe created by a Cold War experiment gone awry.