“What happens to people like us? The ones who can’t be forgiven?” asks Showtime’s trailer for season four of The Affair.
The Golden Globe Award-winning drama starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together.
Season four finds Noah (West), Helen (Tierney), Alison (Wilson) and Cole (Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began. Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they’re ready and willing to leave the past behind for good. The season explores themes of new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.
Sanaa Lathan (Shots Fired) joins season four as Janelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah teaches. Ramon Rodriguez (Iron Fist) guest stars as Ben, a Marine veteran now employed by the VHA and Alison’s new love interest.
Additional season four guest stars include Russell Hornsby (Grimm), Christopher Meyer (The Fosters), Amy Irving (Yentl) and Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries).
The series is created by writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) and Hagai Levi (In Treatment) created the series. Treem serves as showrunner and an executive producer along with Levi and Jessica Rhoades.
The Affair premieres June 17 on Showtime.