‘The Affair’ is an American television drama series that airs on Showtime. The series first premiered on October 12, 2014. It has been created by Hagai Levi and Sarah Treem, who is also known for working on ‘House of Cards‘.
There is a touch of emotional drama, love, and affection in the psychological thriller that is ‘The Affair’, where an extramarital affair develops between its lead characters, Alison Lockhart and Noah Solloway. As the show progresses, we see how this one transgression changes not only the lives of the people involved but also how it affects everyone around them.
The show has become immensely popular among fans over the seasons and has gone on to win the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series. Critics have praised it, saying, “Thanks to some smart, creative storytelling and spectacular performances, The Affair is a somber, bewitching exploration of truth and desire.”
The Affair Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘The Affair’ is led by Dominic West, who is otherwise known for his performance in ‘The Wire‘. He plays the role of Noah Solloway, a struggling novelist. Ruth Wilson of ‘Luther‘ fame, appears as Alison Lockhart, a waitress trying to piece her marriage back together. Her fantastic performance where viewers got to know the story from her perspective won her a Golden Globe.
Maura Tierney appears as Noah’s wife, Helen, and she too delivers a stunning performance over the seasons, for which she has a Golden Globe too in the supporting actress category. Medical drama fans might recognize her from her role in ‘ER’. Joshua Jackson, known for ‘Fringe’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek‘, steps in as Cole Lockhart, Alison’s husband.
There are several other characters who have an impact on the narrative, including Irène Jacob, who is best known for her role in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s ‘Three Colors: Red’ and ‘The Double Life of Veronique’. She appears in the role of Juliette Le Gall, who is one of Noah’s later love interests. Omar Metwally, who famously appears in ‘Munich‘, plays the role of Vik Ullah, who becomes Helen’s partner eventually.