There’s plenty of new drama ahead for the characters in The Affair TV show. Showtime has announced that production on season four of the series is currently underway and the new episodes will kick off on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 9 pm.
Will this be the end of the serialized drama series? A year ago, co-creator Sarah Treem indicated that season four would be a good time to end the series. She said, “I see a fourth season that will bring all the characters back together in a way that would feel really satisfying and surprising and end a journey.”
Today, Showtime CEO David Nevins noted that he expects The Affair to run one more season. He said, “My expectation is it’ll be a five season show, so there will be one more season after this. That’s the likely scenario. I think they’re doing interesting things this year.”
Here’s Showtime‘s description of the upcoming fourth season:
THE AFFAIR stars Golden Globe nominee Dominic West, Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson, Emmy Award nominee Maura Tierney and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Joshua Jackson. 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 (West), Helen (Tierney), Alison (Wilson) and Cole (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 – a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.
Sanaa Lathan joins season four as Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah teaches. Ramon Rodriguez 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, Christopher Meyer, Amy Irving and Phoebe Tonkin. THE AFFAIR is currently in production in New York and Los Angeles.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Affair on Showtime? Do you think the series should run for five seasons or, is that too many seasons?