Who’s ready for more drama? “The Affair” may have just concluded its first season, but it looks like viewers are already getting a taste of what to expect in the highly anticipated second season.
Scoop on the sophomore season (and future) of the critically acclaimed show, created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, was teased during the 2015 Television Critics Association panel. Here is everything we learned about the coming installment, which won the title of the Best Television Series – Drama at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday:
1. The Longest “Affair”
According to David Nevins, Showtime Entertainment president, “The Affair” has a “very clear four-season arc,” which is good news for fans craving more from the sexy drama. Nevins then teased at the TCA panel that he could see “The Affair” exceeding the four-season mark.
2. Engaging Viewership
“Our shows get noticed. Our actors get noticed,” Nevins said of Showtime dramas, adding that despite his confidence in the network’s series he wasn’t sure if “The Affair” would have a successful viewership. Although the first episode of “The Affair” premiered a bit low, the show still went on the win big at the 2015 Golden Globes.
Now with a coveted award in hand, the network has decided to air reruns of “The Affair” on Fridays at 10 p.m. EST to get more attention from viewers who tuned into the award show.
3. Don’t Expect An Anthology
With all the anthology series running amuck on television, like “American Horror Story,” “True Detective” and “Fargo,” it only made sense that fans wondered whether “The Affair” would follow the short story format. But Showtime has no plans to turn “The Affair” into a collection of varied stories. “It was always designed to be a relationship show,” Nevins said at the panel, and he thinks audiences will want to bond with the characters and see them develop them over time.
4. Evolution Of “The Affair”
Nevins hinted that the storyline of the series will evolve as it goes on, teasing that only the tip of the iceberg has only been revealed thus far.
“The relationship between Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) is just beginning,” he said, touching upon the development of the plot. “We’re only nine months into that relationship.”
Fans can catch up on Season 1 of “The Affair” when Showtime airs reruns on Fridays at 10 p.m. EST.