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TCA: Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ Star Dominic West Takes Steamy Questions From Press

By | Friday July 18, 2014 @ 5:50pm PDT

TCA: Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ Star Dominic West Takes Steamy Questions From PressShowtime’s new drama The Affair follows two married people – a school teacher played by Dominic West, and a waitress played by Ruth Wilson — who embark on an affair. The first 10-episode season of the series, debuting October 19, looks at their relationship from their sometimes very different recollections. Showtime topper David Nevins and show creator Sarah Treem both said the series is an exploration of marriage;  Treem said she wanted to tackle the subject “in a Rashomon” way, showing differing perspectives and without judging either character, both of whom are in “very vulnerable places and, by chance, meet someone who they come to believe is their true love.” (In the series, West’s wife is played by Maura Tierney, and Wilson’s husband by Joshua Jackson – watch a new teaser below.)

One critic noted West had played a number of characters who were married but involved with someone else, and characters who were not married themselves but involved with someone who was – and even a married person involved with someone who was also married, as in this series. The critic asked West if there is anything different about playing one of these characters and playing someone who’s involved in a relationship that’s adultery-free. Read More »

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John Doman Joins ‘The Affair’; Kerri Medders In ‘Mystery Girls’

By | Monday June 9, 2014 @ 4:20pm PDT

John Domanjohndoman1 (The Wire, Damages) has joined Showtime’s upcoming drama series The Affair in a recurring role. From playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and co-creator Hagai Levi, The Affair is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them — with all of the complex consequences that result. It centers on Noah (Dominic West), a good husband and devoted father of four whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets Allison (Ruth Wilson) who he thinks is his soul mate. Paradigm-repped Doman will play Helen’s (Maura Tierney) father, Bruce.
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Showtime To Pick Up Drama ‘The Affair’, Philip Seymour Hoffman Comedy To Series

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 9:15am PST
Nellie Andreeva

showtime_logo__121211185844__130120002910__130730210613__131210182749Showtime is expected to announce during their TCA session this morning that it has picked up to series drama pilot The Affair, starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, and comedy pilot Happyish (formerly Trending Down), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifan. Both will receive 10-episode orders. This is the second consecutive year that Showtime is picking up two of its three pilots to series. (The third 2013 pilot, drama The Vatican, did not go forward.) Since David Nevins joined the network as an entertainment president, he has ordered a total of eight pilots, six of which have gone to series. The first four series, Homeland, House Of Lies, Ray Donovan and Masters Of Sex all have been critical and commercial successes. (Add to that CBS’ Under The Dome, which was fully developed at Showtime.) They will now be joined by The Affair and Happyish as well as the upcoming direct-to-series genre drama Penny Dreadful. Read More »

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‘Fringe’s Joshua Jackson To Co-Star In Showtime Pilot ‘The Affair’

By | Monday August 26, 2013 @ 3:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fringe star Joshua Jackson is rounding out the quartet of leads of Showtime‘s drama pilot The Affair. From playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and co-creator Hagai Levi, The Affair is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them — with all of the complex consequences that result. It centers on Noah (Dominic West), a good husband and devoted father of four whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets Allison (Ruth Wilson) who he he thinks is his soul mate. Jackson will play Cole, a hard-edged cowboy married to Allison. Their emotionally charged marriage becomes even more complicated when Allison begins an affair with Noah. Maura Tirney plays Noah’s long-time wife. The Affair marks Jackson’s followup to Fox’s praised sci-fi drama Fringe, which ended its five-season run earlier this year. On the feature side, the former Dawson’s Creek leading man most recently starred in Stephen Frears’ Lay the Favorite and in Inescapable.

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Dominic West To Star In Showtime Pilot ‘The Affair’

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 8:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After lengthy negotiations, Dominic West (The Wire, The Hour) has been tapped as the male lead in Showtime‘s drama pilot The Affair. From playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and co-creator Hagai Levi, The Affair is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them — with all of the complex consequences that result. West will play Noah, a good husband, devoted father of four, and New York City high school teacher whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets a woman he thinks is his soul mate. Written by Treem, the provocative, one-hour relationship drama will be told separately from the male and female perspective. Treem and Levi executive produce alongside director Mark Mylod.

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