“At a certain point, fate takes over a story.” Here is our first look at Season 2 of Golden Globe-winning drama The Affair, Showtime’s steamy and subtle saga of an illicit Hamptons romance and its fallout. The twist: It’s told separately from the male and female perspectives. Dominic West plays a married teacher and author who hooks up with a married waitress with a tragic past (Ruth Wilson, who also won a Globe), and their tryst ruins two marriages. The sophomore season will add the POVs of the cheated-upon now-ex-spouses (Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson), showing the goings-on from four distinct angles — meaning four distinct truths.
In Treatment collaborators Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi created the series, which in October posted Showtime’s best-ever series debut in Live+3. The Affair resumes returns in the fall.