Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ to End On Its Own Terms With Season 5

IndieWire | 7/26/2018 | Staff
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All affairs eventually end, but not always on their own terms. Showtime announced on Thursday that “The Affair” has been renewed for its fifth and final season, and the timing could be the best outcome for the Golden Globe-winning drama.

Beginning with one indiscretion that eventually becomes the center of a dramatic maelstrom resulting in multiple divorces, a vehicular homicide, arson, restaurant franchising, and no shortage of windswept beaches, “The Affair” is midway through its fourth season. The bed-hopping stories of Noah (Dominic West), Alison (Ruth Wilson), Helen (Maura Tienery), and Cole (Joshua Jackson) have not only traveled from the East Coast to the West Coast for several storylines this year set in California, but even added yet another point-of-view to the show’s highly subjective storytelling. Episode 5 features the perspective of Helen’s partner Vic (Omar Metwally) as he copes with his family, relationship, and newfound responsibilities in the face of some life-changing news.

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In the renewal announcement, Showtime’s Gary Levine said, “We love the intimacy, the nuance, and the emotional honesty of ‘The Affair’s’ subjective examination of both infidelity and fidelity. Sarah Treem has always envisioned this as a five-season series, and we will be fascinated to see where she takes her talented cast and all of us next year...
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