The Affair is coming back for Season 5, according to the official announcement made by Showtime. A sad fact, but the upcoming season would be the series last. No specific release date has been announced so far. Though it's almost clear that the premiere would take place this summer or fall. The Affair was keeping us in suspense within four successful seasons. Nonetheless, every good TV show comes to an end, sooner or later. So we should come to terms with the fact that we will be witnessing the final season soon.
The Affair Season 5 Synopsis
Most likely, in Season 5, we should face with the aftermath of the tragical events happened in the Season 4 finale. The protagonists will have to deal with the consequences of their decisions. In order to change their future, they should first change their past. "This final season is about how everything does really fall apart in the end, but somewhere in that wreckage, the seeds of change finally sprout," according to the official synopsis.
The Affair Season 5 Cast
Anna Paquin joins the cast in Season 5. She will portray Alison and Cole's now adult daughter Joanie Lockhart, who comes back to Montauk, in order to find out the truth about what happened to her mother, concluding the storyline thereby. Paquin is one of the young actresses, who managed to win the Oscar as well as Golden Globe. She is prominent thanks to her role as Sookie Stackhouse in the drama series True Blood.
The Affair Season 5 Release Date
As mentioned above, The Affair Season 5 release date is yet to be announced. Nonetheless, Ryan Schwartz claims in his article for TVLine that the final season will premiere in July. Honestly, we were not able to find any reliable source, which might serve as a proof such a statement. Yet looks like the summer premiere is possible, given the fourth season release date.
In the last official announcement, Showtime has revealed that The Affair will return for Season 5 someday in 2019, and that the upcoming season is currently in production. We would like to be more precise, and therefore are looking forward to the official announcement. As soon as Showtime announces the exact premiere date for the final installment of The Affair, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
The Affair Statistics
It's worth noting that The Affair hasn't ever been a great performer when it comes to the television ratings. The series premiere has drawn a bit more than half a million viewers (0.507) with a mere 0.1 key demo (P18-49). Yet Season 1 finale has garnered about a million viewers (0.951) doubling the viewing figures twice. The 2nd season premiere earned 815,000 viewers, the 3rd season premiere about 0,60 million, while the recent 4th installment drew 0.477 million viewers.
On the other hand, The Affair has received the universal acclaim, especially among critics. For instance, on Rotten Tomatoes, the 4th season of the series holds a score of 7.44/10 and a 91% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the season at 4.1/5, providing a 79% approval rating. On Metacritic, The Affair Season 4 has a score of 7.3/10.
The Affair Summary
The story focuses on two troubled married people who started a dangerous love affair, which is capable of affecting their families. He is a schoolteacher and aspiring author while she is a young waitress, who suffers from a recent child's death. Noah lives with his wife and four children. Alison experiences personally and financial troubles with her husband, Cole, aside from their common tragedy.
Each season explores different perspectives of their relationship. The first season of The Affair discloses how Noah and Alison accidentally encountered each other. This season mostly focuses on their extramarital affair. The second season revolves around their spouses, Helen and Cole, how they deal with the destruction of their marriages. The third installment picks up three years after and introduces Juliette, Noah's new passion.