The Affair Trailer: New Showtime Drama Plays the Memory Game

Memory is a cruel mistress in Showtime’s The Affair.

The provocative new drama explores the the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair between Hamptons waitress Alison (Luther‘s Ruth Wilson) and author Noah (The Wire‘s Dominic West) — but there’s a twist, as glimpsed in the show’s first trailer: The story is told from both Alison and Noah’s unique points of view.

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The Affair also stars Joshua Jackson (Fringe) and Maura Tierney (ER) as the cuckolded spouses; it debuts Oct. 19 at 10/9c on the premium cabler.

Press PLAY on the video at the top of the post to get your first glimpse of The Affair.