Showtime will let viewers preview the season three premiere of the network’s Golden Globe-winning drama series “The Affair” for free, ahead of its linear debut.

The popular drama is set to return to Showtime on Sunday, November 20, 2017. Immediately following the third season premiere on-air, Showtime will make the second episode available to subscribers starting at 11 p.m. ET on Showtime Anywhere and Showtime subscribers, at midnight it will be available on Showtime on Demand.

With the premiere episode being told from the perspective of Noah (Golden Globe nominee Dominic West), the second episode will offer viewers a more comprehensive picture of the season ahead, providing additional perspectives from Alison (Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson) and Helen (Emmy Award nominee Maura Tierney). This season, BAFTA and César Award-nominated Irène Jacob joins the cast, providing the series’ new fifth perspective. THE AFFAIR also stars Screen Actors Guild nominee Joshua Jackson.

Consumers who do not subscribe to Showtime can watch the TV-14 rated version of the season three premiere for free now on YouTube and The episode is also available for download as a free video podcast on iTunes. Consumers can also sample the premiere of THE AFFAIR for free across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites and applications and free On Demand channels.

Starting today, Showtime subscribers can watch the season three premiere of The Affair on Showtime on Demand and Showtime Anytime. The episode is also available as part of SHOWTIME (, the stand-alone streaming service available through Amazon, Apple, Google and Roku, as well as through Amazon Channels, Hulu and Sony PlayStation Vue.

If you are looking to jump into the series, “The Affair” 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.

For anyone that needs a reminder of the series, season three picks up three years after Noah’s (West) shocking admission of guilt at the murder trial of Scott Lockhart. Noah attempts to restart his life, but the damage wrought by his past decisions has made him a ghost of his former self.

Alison (Wilson) has been raising daughter Joanie alongside Cole (Jackson) and Luisa (Catalina Sandino Moreno) in Montauk, but Alison’s past continues to rear its ugly head as Cole and Luisa attempt to build their own future. For Helen (Tierney), life appears to continue on, but just below the surface of a successful business and a bustling home lies uncertainty with her boyfriend Vik (Omar Metwally), instability amongst her children, and an unshakeable feeling of guilt. This season, Jacob plays Juliette Le Gall, a new love interest of Noah’s, running from her own secrets, who helps him process a trauma from his past and understand himself a little better.

Season three guest stars will include Jennifer Esposito and Brendan Fraser. Award-winning playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment) and Hagai Levi (In Treatment) created the series. Treem serves as executive producer, along with Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights).