“Counterpart” Cancelled at Starz

J. K. Simmons in "Counterpart"

Starz has decided not to pick out Counterpart for a third season. 

Series creator Justin Marks took to Twitter to announced that the J.K. Simmons-led series will end after two seasons. The news comes just days ahead of what would have been the season two finale.

“It’s been an absolute dream for this team … we got to make exactly the show we wanted to … perfect cast, perfect crew on two continents … and we’re so grateful to our network for the time we had,” Marks wrote. “Thank you to everyone who made this journey so special for us. Your tweets, podcasts and intricate conspiracy theories have made it all worthwhile. 

He also suggested that MRC find a new home for the series, “Fingers crossed that our wonderful studio, MRC, can find a way to keep the dream alive!”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, while the series enjoyed critical success, it failed to generate a wider following and hauled under 500,000 total viewers with three days of delayed viewing. 

Counterpart also starred Nazanin Boniadi, James Cromwell, Betty Gabriel, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Williams and Eme Ikwuakor.