There have been much talks about Counterpart Season 3. Wondering if we will ever get to see it? We have your answer! An American television drama, Counterpart, which sounds more like a type of video game like CounterStrike. The sci-fi TV show, created by Justin Marks, has been the talk of the town lately. The series has already launched two seasons and now people are asking Counterpart Season 3. The genre science fiction in television shows always attract a lot of people.
The series (Sisters, Sneaky Pete), shot in Berlin, was well received by critics and has received 100% fresh points for both seasons from Rotten Tomatoes and an Emmy for the design of the main title. In addition to the applause, Counterpart also developed a loyal fan base, however, it failed to win a wide audience.
Synopsis of the first two seasons of Counterpart:
The plot of the series is a Cold War allegory borrowed from sci-fi and spy thrillers to tell the tale of two changing worlds, Alpha and Prime. The story ended after the transition between the worlds was closed and Mira (Christiane Paul), the leader of the terrorist group Indigo, planned to unleash a biological weapon on the Alpha world to avenge her father’s murder and the flu epidemic decimated Prime World.
Through her existential narrative of the multiverse, the ambitious counterpart explored the complexities of human nature and how our lives can be changed by our choices – never a single choice, but rather a slightly different pattern of decisions or set of circumstances. The ending was quite optimistic about the ability to change as various characters, including Clare von Nazanin Boniadi, a former indigo sleeper agent, finally chose her best nature. But in the closing moments of the season, the virus that Mira Yanek (James Cromwell) injected as an insurance plan was thrown into the alpha world in case her first biological attack failed.
Will there be Counterpart Season 3?
Justin Marks had earlier mentioned in an interview that the show’s writers had always planned to go beyond Berlin and the Cold War allegory after season 2 and get into an allegory that refers to countries without law where borders matter less. He described the schedule for Counterpart Season 3, which would have the same cast as the previous seasons and would be titled “The Wild West of Espionage.”
Starz decided to remove Counterpart Season 3 from it’s lineup. Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch referred to the cancellation at TCA’s summer press tour and admitted that the show’s audience was “too male” to fit into the new female-oriented strategy.
“Counterpart was a great show, we had great partners in MRC and Justin is a great writer, but it was a very complicated show, a very male show. We had picked that show up and made a two season commitment before we’d honed in on this premium female strategy,” he said.
“When you look at bringing shows back, it really has to serve that core premium female audience and if it doesn’t we have to find something else,” Hirsch added. “If it doesn’t serve our core strategy, we’re just not going to do it.”
Will Netflix pick up Counterpart Season 3?
Justin Marks, the producer of the show had earlier mentioned in an interview giving the fans something to look forward to: “We’re currently on iTunes, and we should have info about a new fantastic place where you can find both seasons very, very soon!”. Not sure if he was referring to the OTT Netflix (Bridgerton) .
Netflix, however, is known for picking up such shows. One can only hope that Netflix picks up Counterpart Season 3 as it would be a perfect fit to Netflix’s Sci-Fi thriller genre.