JK Simmons Cast in Counterpart

JK Simmons. Fresh of an Oscar win for Whiplash, will play the lead role in Starz’s new drama Counterpart.

 Counterpart will reportedly be an espionage thriller type series. Well respected writer Justin marks as well as Academy Award nominated director Morten Tyldum with both play key roles in the success of this exciting show.

Simmons will be playing a lower ranking job within a UN agency, when he discovers an well-kept secret. Simmons hasn’t been on TV since 2012, so his return will likely be happily embraced. His last show, The Closer, boasted somewhere between 7 and 10 million viewers according to Nielsen.

Starz will produce the show with MRC, a company they are frequent to partner with on jobs.