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Counterpart Canceled at Starz After 2 Seasons

But there's still hope for a revival elsewhere

Amanda Bell

Starz has decided not to continue on with Counterpart.

The J.K. Simmons-led sci-fi spy drama's Season 2 finale, which airs on Sunday, Feb. 17, will serve as its series finale, unless the production company responsible for the series, MRC, is successfully at shopping the series around to another home.

Deadline reports that Starz's decision to cancel the series came earlier this year and that MRC is currently trying to relocate the show for a potential third season on one of the streaming services.

Showrunner Justin Marks confirmed the news via Twitter on Monday. "It's been an absolute dream for this team... we got to make EXACTLY the show we wanted to... perfect cast, perfect crew on 2 continents... and we're so grateful to our network for the time we had," he wrote. "Fingers crossed that our wonderful studio, MRC, can find a way to keep the dream alive!"

In a statement about the decision to say goodbye to the show, Starz's President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik said, "Justin, Jordan [Horowitz], J.K. and the entire cast and crew delivered a beautifully executed series. It was a pleasure working with this team on two seasons of expert storytelling brought to life by best-in-class performances across the board."

Counterpart was one of TV Guide's picks for best series of 2018, with one of the most stunning episodes of the year and a pinnacle performance of duality from Simmons.

Barring any renewals at another location, then, Sunday's Season 2 finale episode of Counterpart will mark its unexpected end.

Counterpart's Season 2 finale airs Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8/7c.