Starz series Counterpart has been canceled after two seasons with a rather strange reason. Could Netflix save Counterpart for season 3 and could it carry the previous two season too? Let’s take a look.
The sci-fi thriller series from Starz first debuted in 2017 and stars J.K. Simmons who finds the organization he works for can travel to a parallel dimension and Simmons character meets his alternate self who’s fighting in a cold war.
The series featured some fantastic sci-fi elements and was given a two-season order at Starz.
As you may know, Counterpart was canceled in April 2019 but more information has come to light in recent days behind the reason of its cancelation.
Okay #Counterpart fans. This is hard, but it's time I announced it… we are officially not doing a third season of the show. Stepping out on a high note.
— Justin Marks (@Justin_Marks_) April 3, 2019
Speaking at TCA, Starz said the show was “too male”. It cited how it was a complicated show and naturally, females cannot understand complex shows (yes, we’re being sarcastic). The network notes its currently pushing for a “premium female” audience.
Is Counterpart seasons 1 to 2 on Netflix?
Counterpart is not streaming on Netflix in any region at the time of publishing. That means Netflix does not have any of its own metrics on making the decision to potentially pick it up.
Netflix has recently picked up the license to stream the first two seasons of Outlander from Starz (although Sony is technically the provider who sold it) so could suggest Netflix is looking at Starz content with a keen eye.
Could Netflix pick up Counterpart for season 3?
Netflix and one of the production companies, Anonymous Content already work together on multiple projects. These include Bonding, 13 Reasons Why and Maniac. Netflix also carries quite a few of their other shows found on other networks too.
Back in April, Justin Marks, the shows creator did give hope when he said: “We’re currently on iTunes, and we should have info about a new fantastic place where you can find both seasons very, very soon!”. We don’t know whether he was referring to another streaming platform.
Our view is that the show would make a good fit for Netflix given its sci-fi output has been rather hit or miss. We should mention, however, Netflix’s sci-fi output from international regions such as Dark are higher caliber.
Now over to you. Should Netflix give Counterpart a third season or has the show ran its course? Let us know in the comments.