Ruth Wilson Joins Dominic Cooper in Showtime's The Affair
July 30, 2013
Showtime has cast Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger, "Luther") as the female lead of its drama pilot "The Affair." Wilson will play the role of Alison, a young married woman, working in a pancake house, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. As previously announced, Dominic West ("The Wire," "The Hours") stars as Noah, a father of four, who makes Ruth question the choices she's made, and wonder whether there's a way to start all over again.
Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem ("House of Cards," "In Treatment") wrote the original script with Hagai Levi. They first worked together on the American adaption of Levi's show "In Treatment." "The Affair" is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them - with all of the complex consequences that result. Written by Sarah Treem from a story by Treem and Levi, this provocative, one-hour relationship drama will be told separately from the male and female perspective. Treem and Levi also serve as executive producers alongside director and executive producer Mark Mylod ("Shameless").