The Affair returns to Showcase in June

Foxtel has confirmed the highly anticipated fourth season of the worldwide hit series The Affair is set to return, with the first episode streaming express from the US.

Starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney, the Golden Globe Award-winning series is both deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, exploring the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship on the people involved.

Noah (West) is a New York City schoolteacher and budding novelist with a wife of twenty years, Helen (Tierney) and four children. Alison (Wilson) is a young waitress and wife from Montauk at the end of Long Island, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy shared with her husband, Cole (Jackson).

Over the past three seasons, the provocative drama has unfolded separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each of the four lead characters to tell the story.

In season four, long past the secrets that brought them together and tore their lives apart, Noah, Alison, Cole and Helen are on separate journeys with the promise of new relationships and a fresh start. But as the past continues to surface, they begin to question what they’re holding on to, as their lives keep crashing back in to one another.

The Affair  Season four will also premiere on showcase on Tuesday, June 19 at 9.30pm AEST.