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

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.