The Affair: New Showtime Series to Debut October 19th

The Affair TV show on ShowtimeShowtime has announced that their new dramatic series, The Affair, will kick off on Sunday, October 19th. They’ve also released a first look.

Here’s the press release:


New Drama Series Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney And Joshua Jackson To Premiere Sunday, October 19th At 10 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 18, 2014 – SHOWTIME has announced the premiere date for the network’s provocative new drama series THE AFFAIR, which will make its series premiere on Sunday, October 19th at 10 pm ET/PT. Currently in production in Montauk, NY, on ten episodes, THE AFFAIR stars Golden Globe(R) nominees Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy(R) nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award(R) nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe). As an added bonus, an early look at footage from the seductive one-hour drama is now available:

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

What do you think? Do you think that you’ll check out this new series?

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  1. Elaina says

    I thought the entire cast were fairly average looking and I have never enjoyed watching the woman who plays the wife. I believe most people watch these things as a getaway from reality and to see beautiful places and smart, beautiful (or at least above average looking) people who are very good actors. I am just disappointed in the cast–who cast these people–fire them. I watched the first free episode and really liked the idea of it, but couldn’t get past the actors.

  2. Janice says

    I am ALREADY watching the show and I am hopeful that it will not be cancelled. I like the cast very much and I think it needs time to get comfortable and I hope they will give it their due.

  3. Karen says

    Absolutely will watch. Anything set in the Hampton’s is a winner! I live in Los Angeles but from the Island and love when they integrate real places with ficticious ones.

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