Showtime Orders Drama Pilot 'The Affair'

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February 8th, 2013

via press release:


Network Orders Pilot By Award-Winning Playwright Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi


LOS ANGELES, CA (February 8, 2013) –SHOWTIME has ordered a new drama project from award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House Of Cards, In Treatment) and co-creator Hagai Levi (In Treatment). THE AFFAIR is an intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them -- with all of the complexities and consequences that result. Written by Sarah Treem, this provocative, one-hour relationship drama will be told separately from the male and female perspective. THE AFFAIR is an original concept by creators Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, who will serve as executive producers alongside director Mark Mylod (SHAMELESS, Once Upon A Time).


Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, FLIX ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

  • Martin

    “An original concept” – haven’t seen many of those lately.

  • Shepherd


    I wonder if this is bad news for a possible re-boot of Hunted.

  • John Doe

    Almost reminds me of the Australian miniseries “The Slap,” if it’s half as good I’ll be interested!

  • Shepherd

    Oups. This is Showtime, not Cinemax.

  • Ethan

    Meh…stick with homeland

  • HT

    sounds like a retool of “Tell me you love me” that was an HBO show about 4 years ago.

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