Trailer for Showtime's "The Affair" Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Josh Jackson & Maura Tierney

At once deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, THE AFFAIR explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. Set in Montauk at the end of Long Island, the provocative drama unfolds separately from both the male and female perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of both to tell the story.

The Affair premieres on Showtime on October 19th at 10pm.


The producer of the show just said at TCA that they may go into the perspectives of the spouses as well in later episodes.