J.K. Simmons in Counterpart


Starz is ready to move on from "Counterpart."

The show's creator, Justin Marks, announced that he had "sad news" via Twitter on Monday. He revealed that the premium network had decided not to move forward with a third season of the sci-fi thriller series starring J.K. Simmons.

Starz had originally given the show a two-season pickup, and with its second season nearing its end, it was time to make a decision. The network evidently decided to pull the plug, but it praised Marks and the cast and crew for "[delivering] a beautifully executed series," per The Hollywood Reporter. Ultimately, the show hasn't had the viewership the premium network wanted to see. It's been getting fewer than 500,000 total viewers in the live+3 window, according to THR.

It may not be the end of the road for "Counterpart," though. Marks tweeted his hope that the studio behind the show, MRC, "can find a way to keep the dream alive." Fans, of course, liked this idea and began letting networks and streamers know they want more.

For now, there's the Season 2 finale, which is set to air Sunday, Feb. 17.

[via: Justin Marks/Twitter; THR]