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Dominic West cast in Showtime's 'The Affair'

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The Wire and The Hour star Dominic West has been cast as the male lead of Showtime’s pilot The Affair.

West’s character, Noah, is  a married high school teacher with four children whose life is rocked when he meets a woman “he thinks is his soul mate.”

Written and executive produced by Sarah Treem, a producer and writer for House of Cards and In Treatment, the show will explore how an affair rattles two marriages, telling the story separately from the male and female perspective. In Treatment‘s Hagai Levi will also executive produce.

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