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The Affair renewed for fifth and final season

The Affair

Story by Jack Foley

SHOWTIME drama The Affair has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

The show, which airs on Sky Atlantic, has four episodes left to air in its current season. It stars Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson.

Announcing the decision to renew for what will be its final run of episodes, Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime Networks, commented: “We love the intimacy, the nuance and the emotional honesty of The Affair‘s subjective examination of both infidelity and fidelity.

“[Co-creator and Showrunner] 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 in its climactic season.”

Season four has relocated Noah Solloway (West), ex-wife Helen (Tierney), their kids and Helen’s boyfriend, Vic (Omar Metwally), from New York to Los Angeles, while Alison (Wilson) and Cole (Jackson) are forging new paths on Long Island.

However, even though the characters have drifted further apart, their lives remain intertwined.

The fifth and final season of the show is set to air sometime in 2019.