Acclaimed drama The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The provocative series is told separately from the male and female perspectives along with the personal memory biases and reactions one might expect.
The show tells the story of Alison (Ruth Wilson, Luther), a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner on Long Island, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Joshua Jackson, Fringe), struggles to keep it all together, both with his wife and the financially-strained ranch that has been in his family for generations. Their emotionally-charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Alison begins an affair with Noah (Dominic West, The Wire), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist who is spending the summer at his in-laws’ estate out on the island. Helen (Maura Tierney, NewsRadio, ER) is Noah’s college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years.
Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) wrote the original script from a story created with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi’s show In Treatment. Treem and Levi both serve as executive producers, along with executive producer and director Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) and executive producer Eric Overmyer.
The Affair’s Dominic West also appears in the hit HBO drama, The Wire, which is currently streaming all five seasons exclusively on Presto. The Wire is one of television’s most critically acclaimed dramas offering a gripping look at the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the eyes of law enforcers as well as the drug dealers and users.
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