"The Affair" (TV show) is a drama series on Showtime that stars Golden Globe nominees Dominic West ("The Wire") and Ruth Wilson ("Luther"), as well as Emmy nominee Maura Tierney ("ER") and SAG Award nominee Joshua Jackson ("Fringe").

The series explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The provocative drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives — using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband, Cole (Jackson), struggles to keep it all together, with his wife and with the financially-strained ranch that has been in his family for generations. Their emotionally-charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Alison begins an affair with Noah (West), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist who is spending the summer at his in-laws' estate out on the island. Tierney plays Helen, Noah's college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years.

Season 2

The sophomore season explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together. This season, the provocative drama will be told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths.

Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem ("House of Cards," "In Treatment") wrote the original script from a story co-created with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi's show "In Treatment." Treem and Levi both serve as executive producers, along with director Jeffrey Reiner ("Friday Night Lights").

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Network: Showtime
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 12, 2014
Seasons: 3

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