Pilot Scoop: Maura Tierney Joins Showtime Drama The Affair as Dominic West's Wife

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maura tirney the affairMaura Tierney is having an Affair with Showtime.

The ER vet has joined the cabler’s relationship drama pilot as the wife of Dominic West’s Noah, TVLine has learned.

The Affair is described an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them – with all of the complex consequences that result.  Written by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi (In Treatment), the story will be told separately from the male and female perspective.

Tierney’s character, Helen, will find her world rocked by Noah’s infidelity and, over time, she will swing back and forth from understanding to furious.

The cast also includes Luther‘s Ruth Wilson as the “other woman” Alison.

Tierney, whose TV credits include NewsRadio, Rescue Me and The Good Wife, recently wrapped a run on Broadway opposite Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy.

Comments (7)

  • Hopefully this show will last longer than The Whole Truth! This lady is wonderful and should be on TV on a regular basis.

    Comment by martina – August 2, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very much looking forward to seeing her in something again.

    Comment by jen – August 2, 2013 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait. McNutty AND Alice?? How did I not know about this??

    Comment by Diane – August 2, 2013 09:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Maura Tierney. Will watch her in anything

    Comment by Rebecca – August 3, 2013 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love everything she has done. She was originally tied to the show Parenthood but had to exit because of a breast cancer diagnosis. Lauren Graham got her part. Always wondered if the show’s ratings would have been higher with Tierney as one of the main cast.

    Comment by HAP – August 3, 2013 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t a similar show on HBO a few years back cancelled rather abruptly?!

    Comment by DavidSask – August 3, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay this is great news. Love LOVE Maura Tierney!

    Comment by Petra (@MorbidPet) – August 5, 2013 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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