Helen has had it up to here with Noah and she’s not willing to give him yet another second chance, even though he thinks he’s entitled to one, in the first-look teaser for the fifth and final season of Showtime’s “The Affair.”
Apparently, “forgiveness is hard” and stuff.
Per the premium cable channel, Season 5 will chronicle the aftermath of last season’s horrific events and find the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices – as they make the realization that if they really want to change their futures, they must first face the past. Helen (Maura Tierney) begins the season involved in an intoxicating new affair with a charismatic movie star (guest star Claes Bang), who offers to give her everything she’s been missing. Noah (Dominic West) meanwhile has to swallow his pride and his jealousy and step in to take care of his family in her absence. But just when things seem to have stabilized, a chance encounter with someone from the distant past sets in a motion a sequence of events that brings them both to their knees.
Anna Paquin stars as Alison and Cole’s now-adult daughter Joanie Lockhart, who returns some years in the future to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother, bringing the whole story full circle.
In addition to West, Tierney and Paquin, series regulars include Julia Goldani Telles and Jadon Sand as Noah and Helen’s children, Whitney and Trevor Solloway; and Sanaa Lathan, as Janelle, Noah’s girlfriend and the principal at the school where he teaches.
New guest stars for Season 5 include Bang, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Lyriq Bent, with Russell Hornsby returning. Emily Browning, Omar Metwally, John Doman, Kathleen Chalfant, Max Fowler, Michael Braun, Abigail Dylan Harrison and Jake Siciliano will also guest star.
Along with showrunner Sarah Treem, “The Affair” is executive produced by Hagai Levi, Jessica Rhoades and Michele Giordano.
Watch the teaser above.
The fifth and final season of “The Affair” premieres August 25 at 9/8c on Showtime.