Where can I watch The Affair online in the UK (legally)?
James R | On 11, May 2015
With The Affair Season 4 returning to UK TV this summer, the dilemma for fans of Showtime’s compelling, complex drama is ironically simple: where can I watch The Affair online in the UK?
The series, which stars Dominic Wilson and Ruth Wilson, follows Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, who begins an affair with Noah (Dominic West), a New York City public school teacher and aspiring novelist, who is spending the summer at his in-laws’ estate out on the island.
The cast includes Joshua Jackson as Alison’s husband, Cole, struggling to keep it all together following a tragedy, and Maura Tierney as Helen, Noah’s college sweetheart, best friend, mother of his children, lover and wife of 17 years.
The story is told separately from our lead male and female perspectives by award-winning playwright Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) who created the story with Hagai Levi. Treem and Levi will both serve as executive producers, along with executive producer and director Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) and executive producer Eric Overmyer (The Wire).
The Affair premiered on Showtime in the US in October 2014, before going on to pick up three nominations at the 2015 Emmys, including Best Actor (Dominic West). It won two: Best Drama Series and Best Actress (Ruth Wilson). While Transparent, its Best Series counterpart in the comedy category, was released simultaneously around the world on Amazon, though, Showtime’s series only made its debut on Sky Atlantic in summer 2015, going on to its second season in the autumn, which introduced the POVs of Cole and Helen.
The good news? The show is also available on VOD for non-Sky customers, through NOW. The VOD service gives non-Sky viewers live and on-demand streaming access to Sky TV, as well as other pay TV channels, for £7.99 a month (no contract). Episodes are available to stream live online – or for 30 days after broadcast. (Sky customers can catch up with Sky On Demand.)
Not caught up with the first three seasons? All three are on Sky Box Sets and NOW. Hit the button below to get binge-watching.
Photo: Steven Lippman/Showtime