The series begins during a summer in the Hamptons: Dominic West stars as Noah, a New York City public school teacher and novelist vacationing with his family in the Hamptons, staying at his in-laws’ estate. Ruth Wilson plays Alison, a waitress at a local Hamptons diner who’s married to a rugged rancher. Things begin to unravel when Noah and Alison begin an affair.
Written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Sarah Treem, “The Affair” is written from multiple points of view, generating a cloud of mystery around the lives of its characters.
At just over three minutes in length, the teaser trailer below provides a leisurely tour of the show’s world, building tension by refusing to reveal specific details of the plot — besides, of course, the affair.
“The Affair” is slated to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, October 19 at 10pm.