Sky Atlantic confirms start date for hit US drama ‘The Affair’

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Showtime’s Golden Globe Award winning US drama The Affair will begin in the UK next month.

Starring Ruth Wilson (Luther), Dominic West (The Wire) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe), the ten-part drama explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair.

The Affair starts at 9pm on Wednesday 13 May on Sky Atlantic.

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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.”

Sky Atlantic has also acquired the rights for the recently-announced second season.

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