Anna Paquin joins The Affair for final season

2018-11-12 05:00
Anna Paquin

Cape Town – Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner Anna Paquin has joined the cast for the fifth and final season of The Affair.

Anna will play Joanie Lockhart the adult daughter of Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua Jackson). 

According to TVLine the drama will introduce a new storyline that is set two or three decades in the future that will centre on Anna's character Joanie.

Writer/producer and showrunner Sarah Treem shared the exciting news on Twitter she wrote: “To say we're happy to welcome @AnnaPaquin, would be the understatement of the century. Been a HUGE fan of hers for as long as I can remember. We can't wait to show you all this final season...”

Anna retweeted the news saying she is excited to join the team.


Season four found Noah (Dominic West), Helen (Maura Tierney), Alison (G Wilson) and Cole (Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began. 

Season five will chronicle the aftermath of the season finale’s horrific events and find the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices – as they make the realisation that if they really want to change their futures, they must first, face the past. 

This final season is about how everything does really fall apart in the end, but somewhere in that wreckage, the seeds of change finally sprout. 

In addition to West and Tierney, the season five series regulars include Julia Goldani Telles and Jadon Sand as Noah and Helen’s children, Whitney and Trevor Solloway; and Sanaa Lathan, as Janelle, Noah’s love interest. 

Guest stars include: Claes Bang will play Sasha Mann, a charismatic movie star and love interest for Helen. Emily Browning, Omar Metwally, Russell Hornsby, John Doman, Kathleen Chalfant, Max Fowler, Abigail Dylan Harrison and Jake Siciliano will also guest star.

Season 5 is currently in production and is set to air in 2019. 

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