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THE AFFAIR - Season 4

The series, starring Golden Globe nominee Dominic West, Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson, Emmy® Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Maura Tierney and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Joshua Jackson, will premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

THE AFFAIR 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 – with a season about 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).

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Writers Guild Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) and Hagai Levi (In Treatment) created the series. Treem, also the showrunner, and Levi serve as executive producers. Jessica Rhoades is an executive producer on season four. To learn more about THE AFFAIR, visit SHO.com and follow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Join the conversation using #TheAffair.




Premiere Date: Sunday, June 17 at 9 PM ET/PT

Noah (Dominic West) struggles to adjust to his new life after moving to Los Angeles to be closer to his kids. He attempts to reach a gifted but troubled student, Anton (Christopher Meyer), while under the stern eye of Principal Janelle Wilson (Sanaa Lathan). Helen (Maura Tierney) finally discovers the source of her anxiety only to be blindsided by a new catastrophe.

Written by Sharr White

Directed by Mike Figgis



Premiere Date: Sunday, June 24 at 9 PM ET/PT

Cole (Joshua Jackson) tries to get keep Alison’s (Ruth Wilson) behavior from ruining an important deal while Luisa’s (Catalina Sandino Moreno) legal status threatens their future. An encounter with a local surfer leads Cole to question if he’s the same person he used to be. Alison is saved by a handsome stranger (Ramon Rodriguez). 

Written by Sarah Treem

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia



Premiere Date: Sunday, July 1 at 9 PM ET/PT

Noah’s (Dominic West) attempt to teach his students a lesson in civil duty spirals out of control. Helen (Maura Tierney) can’t handle Vik’s (Omar Metwally) decision and goes behind his back only to find resistance everywhere she turns. 

Written by Kate Robbins

Directed by Colin Bucksey



Premire Date: Sunday, July 8 at 9 PM ET/PT

Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Ben (Ramon Rodriguez) dig into her past and begin confronting her fears. Cole’s (Joshua Jackson) relationship with Alison is destroying his marriage to Luisa (Catalina Sandino Moreno).

Written by Sarah Treem

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia



Premiere Date: Sunday, July 15 at 9 PM ET/PT

Vik (Omar Metwally) decides its time he started living for himself. But is he ready to face the consequences? Cole (Joshua Jackson) meets Nan (Amy Irving), an old friend of his fathers, who sends him on a journey to exorcise the ghosts of his past. 

Story By David Henry Hwang

Teleplay David Henry Hwang & Sharr White

Directed by Jessica Yu



Premiere Date: Sunday, July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT

Noah (Dominic West) supports Anton (Christopher Meyer) in a decision about his future which puts Janelle (Sanaa Lathan) in a complicated spot with her ex-husband (Russell Hornsby). Alison (Ruth Wilson) makes a surprising discovery about her father (Tim Matheson), and another about Ben that eventually leads her back to Noah. 

Written by Lydia Diamond & Sarah Sutherland

Directed by Stacie Passon



Premiere Date: Sunday, July 29 at 9 PM ET/PT

Helen goes to Joshua Tree in search of meaning. Noah and Anton begin an adventure with high hopes until an ominous phone call alters their course.

Written by Lydia Diamond & Sarah Sutherland

Directed by Colin Bucksey



Premiere Date: Sunday, August 5 at 9 PM ET/PT

A hopeful epiphany leads Cole on a journey to a horrific discovery. Noah questions his role in tragic events.

Written by Itamar Moses

Directed by Michael Engler



Premiere Date: August 12 at 9 PM ET/PT

Ben finally confesses the truth to Alison. But is it too late for their relationship?

Written by Sarah Treem

Directed by Sam Gold



Premiere Date: Sunday, August 19 at 9 PM ET/PT


Noah and Anton visit Princeton where Noah encounters an old friend. An immensely difficult day forces Cole and Luisa to reexamine their relationship. Helen gets a new perspective on life.

Written by Katie Robbins & Sarah Treem

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia