‘The Affair’ Renewed for Fourth Season; Showtime Announces ‘Guerrilla’ and ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Premiere Dates
The end of The Affair is not forthcoming. At its executive session at Monday’s Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour panel, Showtime president and CEO David Nevins announced that a fourth season of the network’s acclaimed drama The Affair has been ordered. The series, which stars Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together, as told through multiple perspectives. The Season 3 finale, which was shot entirely in Paris, airs Jan. 29 on Showtime.
Also at TCA, Nevins announced the premiere dates for two new Showtime drama series: Guerrilla and I’m Dying Up Here.
Guerrilla, a six-part limited event series debuting April 16, comes from Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) and tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Getting On) headline the series. Idris Elba, who also serves as executive producer, costars.
I’m Dying Up Here bows on Showtime June 4, kicking off the network’s summer lineup that also includes new seasons of Ray Donovan, Dice and Episodes. The one-hour series boasts Jim Carrey as an executive producer, and it delves into the psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience “dying” for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson. It’s set in L.A.’s famed ‘70s stand-up comedy scene, where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. The strong cast includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor and Al Madrigal, with guest stars featuring the likes of Dylan Baker, Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Sebastian Stan and Alfred Molina.
The Affair, Season 3 finale Sunday Jan. 29, 10/9c, Showtime
Guerrilla, Sunday, April 16, 9/8c, Showtime
I’m Dying Up Here, Sunday, June 4, 10/9c, Showtime