The Affair returns to Showcase

Next month Showcase will fastrack the new season of The Affair day and date with the US

Winner of Best Dramatic Series at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramartial relationship between Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependance 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.

The provocative drama unfolded in season one as Noah and Alison meet in Montauk, New York. The final episode of season one left viewers with an intriguing cliffhanger, as Noah is arrested in the home he shares with Alison, who is now his lover – and the consequences of their affair emerge. 

While season one focused on Noah and Alison as their affair developed, season two also explores the effect of the affair through the perspective of Alison’s spouse, Cole (Joshua Jackson) and Noah’s wife Helen (Maura Tierney).

7.30pm Monday from October 5 on Showcase