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 budding novelist with a wife of twenty years and four children. Alison is a young waitress and wife from Montauk at the end of Long Island, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each character to tell the story. Created by Sarah Treem.
Danger lies in losing control.
Did You Know?
At the onset of the series The Affair (2014) it is safe to assume that Ruth Wilson
as Alison Bailey and Dominic West
as Noah Solloway will be having an affair which will be the central plot of the story. In the series Luther
(2010) Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan plays the foil of D.I. John Luther portrayed by Idris Elba
. Idris Elba was the key antagonist Russell "Stringer" Bell, who was pursued by Dominic West as 'Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty' in the HBO series The Wire
(2002). See more