Mumbai: After a successful four season run, The Affair is back with its fifth and last season. The drama series explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital relationship, and unfolds separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each character to tell the story. The last season will take place in two different time frame – a present-day storyline and the other years later in the same place that started the series of events, Montauk.
Showrunner and Co-creator Sarah Treem said, “It’s nice to be able to end the show in Montauk – that was not something I was sure we were going to be able to do. The impact of that affair is affecting characters that weren’t around when the action took place.”
Actors Dominic West (Noah Solloway), Maura Tierney (Henel Butler), Julia Goldani Telles (Whitney Solloway) and Jadon Sand (Trevor Solloway) will reprise their roles. Anna Paquin joins the cast as Joannie Lockhart, who returns to Montauk to find out the truth about her mother’s death.
While the series focuses on the emotional effects of an extramarital affair, every character has grown as a result of their actions and is almost entirely different from what they were in the first season.
Sarah Treem added, “There’s this innate sense in being a human being that life can somehow always be better. There’s someone else you can meet, there’s some other life you could have. It’s part of what keeps us hungry and keeps us innovating. But it’s also the source of so much of our pain and follow, and it’s the reason that we break each other’s hearts.”
Watch the final season of ‘The Affair’ along with the US only on Hotstar Premium