Season three of ‘The Affair’ hasn’t yet begun filming, but the writers have met and began planning out this season — which could just include another perspective. HollywoodLife.com caught up with an EP as well as the cast on what’s to come and their hopes.
For the most part, since the shocking finale of The Affair last year, we haven’t heard anything about season three. Creator Sarah Treem just had a baby, so filming for this one will start a little later than usual — but luckily, executive producer Anya Epstein chatted with HollywoodLife.com to give a little hint of what to expect, after Scotty’s murderer was revealed.
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Just as a refresher, at the end of the finale, Noah (Dominic West) took the fall and went to jail for running over and killing Scotty — when actually, his fiancée Alison (Ruth Wilson) had pushed Scotty, and his soon to be ex-wife, Helen (Maura Tierney) was actually driving the car. So when the show returns, will it pick up the day he gets sent to jail?
“No it skips ahead in time,” Anya told us at the FYC screening in NYC on April 18. “There is definitely a time jump. It also jumps around as it gets going. You’re going to see the beginning and then you’re seeing some time before that. We’re experimenting a little bit more this season.”
As a reminder, last season went from two point of views (Alison and Noah’s), to four point of views (adding in Cole and Helen’s). This time around, there may actually be a fifth. “Maybe we might be adding someone,” she teased, as the ideas started — could it be Cole’s new wife, Catalina? Well possibly, since Anya also confirmed that Cole will at some point this season, find out that Alison’s baby is his.
That of course, was news to Joshua Jackson, who just wrapped his play in NYC, Smart People so hasn’t actually read anything. But as far as he knows — Cole’s wife is still unaware that he even slept with Alison. “This is a relationship question,” he told us. “That was very early; they weren’t really in a relationship yet. Is that the type of thing you bring up because it’s an explosive situation? Or do you just let sleeping dogs lie? Clearly, he should have just come clean, but yeah that’s going to end badly for everybody.”
As for the other perspective being adding, Josh admitted he was hesitant to even go to four last season. “I thought it might get muddy and be too hard to track over time,” he said. “But if there was a need to [add], I think you could justify it. In the second season, everyone got the exact same amount of ‘air time.’ So maybe you don’t need to do it so exact with another.” As for Josh Stamburg, he’d love for Max to get his own perspective. ”
“Abso-f-cking-lutely; in season four, that’s a must!” he said laughing, adding that his dream would be for Max to get back together with Helen — and work with the Lockharts. “There would be a world where he could get into business with Cole’s family somehow, in the Hamptons, buying real estate, something. I don’t know how it’d work.” Catch up on The Affair here!
Well, I love that idea! Are you excited for The Affair to return next fall? Who do you think should be the next perspective?