Frankly, we haven't been surprised by this news. But as for the release date for Season 4, we had no idea when the premiere might happen. Generally speaking, we expected the debut of the new season of The Affair this fall. Nonetheless, Showtime has shifted this event for the summer. As a result, The Affair Season 4 premieres on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Indeed, the show was steady in the ratings. The third season's premiere has garnered 0.6 million viewers with a 0.2 rating/share (P18-49). Though this figure was lower compared to the same of the 2nd season premiere, it was higher in comparison with the show's Pilot. The season finale has drawn 0.725 million viewers (0.22 key demo). So in general, The Affair showcased a solid dynamics.
The recent season was a success regarding reception by critics and viewers. According to Rotten Tomatoes, The Affair Season 3 had a score of 7.67/10/79% among critics and 3.8/5/72% among the viewers, respectively. We observe almost the same statistics on Metacritic, 72/100, 6.5/10 (critics/viewers). Looking at these figures, we had no reasons to worry concerning the renewal.
What Is The Affair About?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.