Showtime’s Golden Globe Award winning US drama The Affair will begin in the UK on Sky Atlantic in May.
Starring Ruth Wilson (Luther), Dominic West (The Wire) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe), the drama explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair.
The official synopsis reads: “The provocative drama is told separately from the male and female perspectives, using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Jackson) struggles to keep it all together, with his wife and with 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 (West), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist who is spending the summer at his in-laws’ estate out in the Hamptons. Tierney plays Helen, Noah’s college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years.”
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Sky Atlantic has also acquired the rights for the recently-announced second season.
Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic commented: “I’m delighted we have secured The Affair for Sky Atlantic. Its intricate storytelling and phenomenal acting sit perfectly on the channel, further cementing our channel’s position as the home of quality drama in the UK.”
Stephen Tague, SVP Europe, CBS Studios International added: “The addition of The Affair to Sky’s schedule builds on our long, successful relationship with the UK broadcaster. We are thrilled that The Affair will join an already powerful slate of CBS and SHOWTIME content across Sky’s entertainment channels, including Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary and Ray Donovan.”
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