The first teaser trailer for Showtime’s The Affair is here, and Helen (Maura Tierney) is not willing to give Noah (Dominic West) a second chance.
Season 5 will chronicle the aftermath of last season’s horrific events and find the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices — as they make the realization that if they really want to change their futures, they must first face the past.
Helen (Tierney) begins the season involved in an intoxicating new affair with a charismatic movie star (Claes Bang), who offers to give her everything she’s been missing.
Noah (West), meanwhile, has to swallow his pride and his jealousy and step in to take care of his family in her absence. But just when things seem to have stabilized, a chance encounter with someone from the distant past sets into motion a sequence of events that rattles them both.
Ruth Wilson, who played Alison, left the show back in season 4 when her character was killed off.
Showtime said of the decision that “heading into season 4 everyone agreed the character’s story had run its course. Ultimately, it felt like the most powerful creative decision would be to end Alison’s arc at the moment when she had finally achieved self-empowerment. The impact of her loss will be felt as the series concludes next season.”
The Affair premieres August 25th.