February 11, 2019

It looks like Starz has cancelled Counterpart after two seasons. Creator Justin Marks made the announcement on his Twitter account this morning, with the sad news coming just days ahead of the sci-fi drama's sophomore finale, which airs this Sunday.

The series premiered on the cable network in 2017 with a two-season order out of the gate. While it garnered high critical acclaim and found a core loyal fanbase, it ultimately failed to attract a substantial audience during its time on the air. Producer MRC, for its part, is said to be shopping the series to other possible outlets.

Counterpart follows a lowly employee at a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency who, after learning that the organization he works for is safeguarding a secret crossing into a parallel Earth, finds himself mixed up in a shadowy world of danger, conspiracy, and double-cross. This mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of everyday existence brings up questions about fate and his identity. And after meeting his near-identical counterpart, Howard realizes the only man he can trust is the parallel version of himself.