Four seasons of The Affair have proved that the show undoubtedly was one of the most underrated shows, and now all set to enter the final season, the show has a lot planned for everything ahead. However, one of the major setbacks that is set to happen is that one of the leading stars of the show, Joshua Jackson will exit the Showtime series after the fourth season wrapped in 2018.
As The Hollywood Reporter reported, following season four, Jackson had been considering leaving The Affair for a while, but at the time details of season five were still being worked out. His character, Cole, reached something of a natural endpoint last season with the death of his ex-wife, Alison (Ruth Wilson).
Season five will chronicle the aftermath of last season's horrific events and find the remaining characters, including Dominic West's Noah and Maura Tierney's Helen, coming to terms with the consequences of their choices. The show will also jump forward in time as Alison and Cole's now-adult daughter, Joanie (Anna Paquin), tries to piece together what happened to her mother.
Sanaa Lathan, Julia Goldani Telles and Jadon Sand will continue as series regulars in season five. Other returning cast members include Omar Metwally, John Doman, Kathleen Chalfant, Russell Hornsby, Max Fowler, Abigail Dylan Harrison, and Jake Siciliano. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Claes Bang, Lyriq Bent, and Michael Braun join the show for its final run.