TVLine has learned exclusively that Rodriguez is joining the Showtime drama’s upcoming fourth season for a major arc as Ben, a Marine veteran now employed by the VHA. Ben’s work on PTSD will intersect with Alison’s new career path as a grief counselor (and, presumably, lead to some heavy petting and then fornication — the show is called The Affair for a reason!).
In addition to portraying Iron Fist‘s evil Bakuto, a role he reprised in Netflix’s just released mashup The Defenders, Rodriguez’s TV credits include The Wire and Gang Related. He also co-starred as Bosley in ABC’s 2011 reboot of Charlie’s Angels.
The Affair Season 4 is slated to bow in early 2018.