Showtime has renewed both Homeland and The Affair, EW has learned.
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Even before therapist and author Esther Perel began working as a consultant on The Affair, her work was influencing the show. “We had actually already read an article wherein Esther was quoted saying something like, ‘oftentimes when somebody in a couple cheats, it’s not because they’re unhappy with their spouse or their partner. They’ve become unhappy with themselves,'” co-creator Sarah Treem told EW. “We loved that quote, and we had put it up on the board of the writers’ room as an inspiration.”
The Affair has been labeled the Rashomon of marriage dramas, thanks to its he said/she said structure—but it’s also a pretty compelling mystery. The two main characters, Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), are telling the story of their affair to a detective who appears to be investigating a murder. So far, all we know is this: Someone died. And that someone is a man, probably a local, though he was run down on a road that’s primarily used by tourists. And he died the night of a party. And Alison misses him now that he’s gone. A few (very small) clues!
So, who exactly is doomed? Well, listen to “Container,” the beautiful, unsettling theme song that Fiona Apple originally wrote as an unreleased track and revamped specifically for the show, and you’ll notice that Apple might be hinting at someone specific. “I was screaming into the canyon at the moment of my death,” she sings. “The echo I created outlasted my last breath/My voice it made an avalanche and buried a man I never knew/And when he died, his widowed bride met your daddy, and they made you.”
In the first half of the pilot Showtime’s The Affair, Alison (Ruth Wilson), one-half of the couple set to engage in the act that gives the show its title, tells Noah (Dominic West) that her favorite book is Peter Pan. He quotes it back to her, and they flirtatiously talk about how though it’s meant to be a children’s book it’s actually “terrifying.” In the second half, told from Alison’s perspective, Alison reads the book at the grave of her child.
If co-creator Sarah Treem had it her way, characters would constantly be quoting Peter Pan.
In advance of the show’s premiere next Sunday, Showtime has made the first episode of the new drama The Affair available to watch. READ FULL STORY
The opening title sequence for Showtime’s new drama The Affair should give Fiona Apple fans a reason to celebrate: it features a new song from Apple. READ FULL STORY
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For the second year in a row, the Television Critics Association is betting on a superhero show. The TCA named Fox’s Gotham, which focuses on the origin stories of Commissioner Gordon and Batman’s legendary foes, the “most promising” new show of the fall TV season. The CW’s Jane the Virgin and Showtime’s The Affair came in second and third in the TCA poll. Gotham was also deemed the most promising drama, followed by The Affair and ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis. ABC’s Black-ish topped the list on the comedy side, beating out Jane and NBC’s A to Z.
Showtime’s new drama The Affair is becoming more and more intriguing.
The provocative series stars Dominic West as Noah, a New Yorker who begins to have an affair with local waitress Allison (Ruth Wilson) while vacationing for the summer in Long Island. However, both of them are married: Allison to a tough cowboy (Joshua Jackson), and Noah to his college sweetheart (Maura Tierney), whose lives are turned upside down by the affair.
The Wire and The Hour star Dominic West has been cast as the male lead of Showtime’s pilot The Affair.
West’s character, Noah, is a married high school teacher with four children whose life is rocked when he meets a woman “he thinks is his soul mate.”
Written and executive produced by Sarah Treem, a producer and writer for House of Cards and In Treatment, the show will explore how an affair rattles two marriages, telling the story separately from the male and female perspective. In Treatment‘s Hagai Levi will also executive produce.
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