All good things must come to an end. Showtime has renewed The Affair TV show for a fifth and final season. The early season five renewal comes midway through the series’ fourth season.
A Showtime drama, The Affair stars Dominic West, Maura Tierney, Ruth Wilson, and Joshua Jackson. New to the cast in season four is Sanaa Lathan; guest stars include Ramon Rodriguez, Russell Hornsby, Christopher Meyer, Amy Irving, and Phoebe Tonkin. The series explores the consequences of an affair that destroyed two marriages, as well as the crime that reunites the people involved.
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Learn more about The Affair season five renewal from this Showtime press release.
SHOWTIME RENEWS THE AFFAIR FOR A FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON
LOS ANGELES – July 26, 2018 – SHOWTIME has renewed its Golden Globe® Award winning drama series THE AFFAIR for a fifth and final season. Season four of the series is currently airing on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the finale airing on August 19. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.
“We love the intimacy, the nuance and the emotional honesty of THE AFFAIR’s subjective examination of both infidelity and fidelity,” Levine said. “Sarah Treem has always envisioned this as a five-season series, and we will be fascinated to see where she takes her talented cast and all of us next year in its climactic season.”
THE AFFAIR explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together. Season four finds Noah (Golden Globe nominee Dominic West), Helen (Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney), Alison (Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Screen Actors Guild®Award nominee Joshua Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began. Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they’re ready and willing to leave the past behind for good – with a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness. Sanaa Lathan (Shots Fired) guest stars as Janelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah teaches. Their professional relationship soon turns intimate and is further complicated by the presence of her brilliant, misunderstood son Antoine, a student in his class played by guest star Christopher Meyer (The Fosters). Ramon Rodriguez (Iron Fist) guest stars as Ben, a Marine veteran now employed by the VHA and Alison’s new love interest. Additional season four guest stars include Russell Hornsby (Grimm), Amy Irving (Yentl) and Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries). Writers Guild Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) and Hagai Levi (In Treatment) created the series. Treem, also the showrunner, and Levi serve as executive producers. Jessica Rhoades joined as executive producer on season four. To learn more about THE AFFAIR, visit SHO.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Join the conversation using #TheAffair.
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What do you think? Are you a fan of The Affair TV series? Do you plan to stick with it for the fifth and final season on Showtime?