Ruth Wilson, Dominic West, Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney. The series cuts back and forth between the male and female perspective of a love affair. Alison (Wilson), is a young woman waiting tables at a Hamptons diner, and she begins an affair with Noah (West), a public school teacher and aspiring novelist. Jackson plays Alison’s financially struggling husband, Cole, and Tierney plays Helen, Noah’s wife of seventeen years. From the looks of this trailer, there seems to be some sort of mystery involved. Will you be tuning in? The Affair premieres October 12 on Showtime.