Nazanin Boniadi Starring in Starz’s Counterpart

By Iman Sadri

Nazanin Boniadi at the premiere of Counterpart (Image Credit Getty)

February 18, 2018

Nazanin Boniadi is no stranger to premium cable channels or to the spy/action genre on premium cable channels, for that matter. Having previously starred as Fara Sherazi on HBO’s Homeland, Boniadi is now starring as series regular, Clare, on Starz’s Counterpart.

Nazanin Boniadi, J.K. Simmons and Sara Serraiocco at the premiere of Starz’s Counterpart (Image Credit Getty)

Counterpart is a science fiction thriller created by Justin Marks, starring Academy Award™ winner J.K. Simmons, among others in a talented cast. The series is getting rave reviews by critics nationally, many calling it one of the best shows of 2018.

Nazanin Boniadi (L) and Sara Serraiocco (R) in Counterpart (Image Credit Starz)

Counterpart is about a mysterious world that also has a parallel universe, where everyone started the same as their counterpart self. Simmons’ character, Howard Silk, has a menial job at a Berlin-based U.N. spy agency. He soon discovers that his company keeps the secrets of this alternative dimension, safe (and hidden). He finds himself in a dangerous situation, where he can only trust his counterpart.

Nazanin Boniadi and the cast and producers at the premiere of Starz’s Counterpart (Image Credit Just Jared)

Boniadi’s character Clare is a handler for an assassin named Baldwin (Sara Serraiocco). Counterpart keeps its suspense high by not revealing much to the audience, keeping them guessing for what transpires. But unlike other shows with alternative dimensions, the premise is fresh and original. The superb acting also helps give it authenticity with its complex layering.

Nazanin Boniadi and Sara Serraiocco at the premiere of Counterpart (Image Credit AP)

Jordan Horowitz, one of the producers of Counterpart, and an Academy Award™ nominated producer for last year’s La La Land, told us at the premiere of Battle of the Sexes, “Nazanin is crushing it. She’s on fire !”

We tend to agree, because Nazanin Boniadi ‘crushes it’ with every character she portrays. Watch Counterpart on Starz Sunday nights.

Iman Sadri is the Founder of @ThePersianObserver and @LASmileTV