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Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ Gets Premiere Date, Preview (Video)

Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star

Showtime has announced an Oct. 19 premiere date for “The Affair” and released a three-minute first look at the upcoming marital drama.

The series, starringĀ Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, examines the emotional fallout of infidelity.

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Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner who is trying to piece her life back together after a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Jackson), is struggling to save his marriage and hold onto a ranch that has been in his family for generations.

Adding to their troubles is Alison’s affair with Noah (West), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist. Tierney plays Helen, his college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children,and wife of 17 years.

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Sarah Treem (“House of Cards,” “In Treatment”) wrote the original script from a story created with Hagai Levi, with whom she worked on the American adaption of “In Treatment.” They will serve as executive producers, along with executive director Jeffrey Reiner and Eric Overmyer.

Watch the video below:



THE AFFAIR 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.

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