The only thing that could make The Affair more complex in its second season? Telling the story from four characters’ perspectives instead of two, all of which are on display in the Showtime drama’s newest trailer.
Unveiled just before the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, the latest teaser offers our longest glimpse yet at The Affair‘s sophomore run. The video also previews quite a few changes in Season 2, both big (Noah is charged with Scotty’s murder!) and small (Helen has bangs!).
But the biggest difference in the upcoming episodes will be the addition of Helen’s and Cole’s points of view, which series creator Sarah Treem touched upon in the show’s TCA panel, saying, “[Each episode] is still going to be two perspectives. The question is: Whose two perspectives?”
Treem also responded to criticism of the show’s Season 1 format, in which Noah and Alison’s memories of the same event differed drastically. “I know it’s frustrating,” she admitted. “As our characters became put in situations with more and more stress, their recollections started to diverge. That was the principle we were operating under.”
She continued: “We’re not doing it to make sure that everybody understands it perfectly. The POVs are integral to the show… Neither side is right, neither side is wrong, but in the conversation between the two lies the truth.”
The Affair returns Sunday, Oct. 4, at 10/9c. Press PLAY on the video above for a sneak peek at Season 2, then hit the comments with your thoughts!