Showtime has officially released the first trailer for The Affair’s new season, and it doesn’t look as though Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson) are going to have an easy time in Season 2. Along with dealing with the events that occurred in Season 1 of the hit sexual drama, the new season will also feature a change in perspectives.
The first season of the show followed Noah, a married teacher and writer, who ends up having an affair with a married waitress in Alison. The affair is told through both of their eyes, and by the season’s end, their two marriages were thoroughly ruined by their illicit actions.
In addition to their marriages being torn apart, the end of Season 1 saw Noah being arrested for the murder of his daughter’s lover. Based on what is revealed through the trailer, it looks as though both Noah and Alison will be dealing with the fallout of the killing, along with their children dealing with the news of their failed marriage.
Meanwhile, the new season is also set to include additional perspectives. The story in Season 1 was told entirely from the perspective of Noah and Alison, which is one aspect that made the show successful, as it wasn’t certain which version of the story was the truth.
With that in mind, the new season will expand its perspectives by two fold. In addition to Noah and Alison’s perspectives, two more are set to be introduced as the story moves forward in the coming season.
Noah and Alison’s spouses, Helen (Maura Tierney) and Cole (Joshua Jackson), will be introduced as two of the new perspectives as the new season explores how Noah and Alison’s children were impacted by the break up. Beyond these details and what is seen in the trailer, little else is known about how the show will develop these new points of view.
The new season of The Affair comes on the heels of an award-winning first season. The Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi created series won a Golden Globe for its debut season, making it Showtime’s best debut series to date, according to Deadline. Hopefully, with the addition of the new perspectives and the mystery of the murder still to be solved, Season 2 will be just as successful as the first.
Season 2 of The Affair is expected to be released in October on Showtime.
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