Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Showtime has released a teaser trailer for their new series The Affair which stars Dominic West (300, The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks, The Prisoner) in a story about an extramarital affair in the Hamptons but shown from both the male and female perspectives, “using the distinct memory biases of both to tell the story.” Sounds like a cool way to tell such a story. Joshua Jackson (Fringe, Dawson’s Creek) and Maura Tierney (ER, News Radio) co-star as the wronged spouses. Hit the jump now to watch The Affair teaser trailer.
The trailer doesn’t excite me much but I love the idea of a story being told from two completely different perspectives, so I’ll be adding the series to my Tivo. What do you think about The Afair teaser trailer?
Here is the official plot synopsis for The Affair:
At once deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, THE AFFAIR explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and novelist who is happily married, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of a tragedy. Set in Montauk at the end of Long Island, the provocative drama unfolds separately from both the male and female perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of both to tell the story.
Showtime will premier The Affair on Sunday, October 12th 2014 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The Affair was originally set to premiere a week later, but Showtime moved up the debut to coincide with the second week of Homeland Season 4. Also, here is The Affair poster: