Showtime has released the opening credits for upcoming relationship drama The Affair. Set to Fiona Apple’s “Container,” which was based around a previously unreleased song in her vault that she reworked in accordance to the show’s narrative, the sequence focuses heavily on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Created by playwright Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi (In Treatment), The Affair follows history teacher Noah (Dominic West) and grieving waitress Alison (Ruth Wilson) as they have a chance encounter in a diner that turns into something more than either of them could have predicted. In the other, they find something that they’re missing in their own lives, yet pursuing that missing link is something that could cause everything around them to crumble. In addition to West and Wilson, The Affair stars Maura Tierney (ER) as Noah’s wife Helen, the mother of his four children, and Joshua Jackson (Fringe) as Alison’s rancher husband Cole.
The series premiere of The Affair is set to air Sunday, October 12th at 10:00 on Showtime. You can check out sneak peeks from the series premiere here.
Will you be watching The Affair? How do you think the show’s opening credits compare to the sequences of other Showtime scripted series? What kind of mood does the song that Fiona Apple contributed put you in and do you think that mood will match the mood of the show?