Justin Marks & Betty Gabriel accept for Counterpart | MPAC Media Awards

Created by Justin Marks, Starz’ series, Counterpart, transports viewers to a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of everyday existence. Betty Gabriel’s character, Naya Temple, doesn’t conform to the usual media portrayals of Muslims. That is what made her character and this series so impactful.


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