The release date for The Affair Season 3 — November 20, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Affair Season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Showtime has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for November 20, 2016.
About the show
The Affair in an award-winning American drama TV series that explores the emotional effects of an extramarital affair. Created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, season 1 of the series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014.
The Affair follows Noah Solloway (Dominic West) is a New York City schoolteacher who is happily married with four children, but is struggling with resentment toward his wealthy father-in-law. Alison Bailey (Ruth Wilson) is a young waitress trying to piece her marriage back together after the loss of a child. They meet together at a resort town of Montauk on Long Island and have an affair that leads to two completely distinct sets of memories. The story is told from each of their perspectives.
Season 2 of The Affair retuned to Showtime on October 4, 2015 and is scheduled to air 12 one hour episodes. This season, the storyline is expanded to include the perspectives of Noah’s and Alison’s former spouses, Helen (Maura Tierney) and Cole (Joshua Jackson) in the aftermath of two destroyed marriages. Praised by critics, the show has already won two Golden Globe Awards, but was not an instant hit with the audiences. In fact, the first season averaged just under one million viewers per episode. With several episodes underway and averaging 0.72 million viewers per episode, the series is on par with last season. Given the critical acclaim, perhaps The Affair season 3 is not too far behind. Showtime has made no statements regarding a possible third season, so fans will have to stay tuned for more information.
Updated December 11, 2015: The Affair, a Showtime Original television drama and winner of two Golden Globes, is renewed for a third season. Showtime representative have publicly mentioned before that the series was conceived as a four-season arc, but there`s always a possibility of cancellation if the show doesn`t go down well with the audience. The first two seasons fared extremely well both ratings-wise and in terms of the critics` response. The sophomore season added two new perspectives on the extramarital affair that is the focus of the series – those of the cheated spouses, adding volume to the story. What innovative approach will Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, the series` creators, take in The Affair`s third season? How will the relationship between Noah and Allison unfold? We can`t wait to find out. Subscribe to our automatic notifications and receive an e-mail with the premiere date for the Affair`s third season.
UPDATED June 3, 2016: The third season of The Affair, an innovative Showtime drama series, has just had its release day confirmed by the network. The Golden Globe-winning series will return to the small screen on November 20, 2016 at 10pm, taking over the time slot of another Showtime favorite, Masters of Sex, after its fourth season bows out. Please sign up for our automatic updates and we`ll remind you of the premiere date one day in advance.