BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Season two of Showtime's Golden Globe-winning drama "The Affair," premiering Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m., will depict not just two points of view but four.
The show follows Dominic West and Ruth Wilson as Noah and Alison, who begin an affair while married to other people, Helen and Cole (played by Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson.)
Season one shifted back and forth between Noah and Alison's perspectives but season two, which shows the fallout of the affair, will introduce their spouses' versions as well.
Creator Sarah Treem told TV critics Tuesday that each episode "is still going to be two perspectives. The question is whose two perspectives?"
If viewers get confused by the differing versions, Treem says that's the point.
"We're not doing it to make sure that everybody understands it perfectly," said Treem. "The POVs are integral to the show. . Neither side is right, neither side is wrong, but in the conversation between the two lies the truth."
Jackson said even the actors get confused with the material.
"It puts the audience and frankly us actors in a crazy space all the time," he said. "We grapple with this literally every single day."
Showtime also announced Tuesday that it has picked up "The Affair" for a third season.