Cynthia Nixon will guest star in season two of the Golden Globe®-winning Showtime® drama series The Affair.

Nixon will play Marilyn Sanders, a direct and challenging Manhattan couples therapist who is helping Noah and Alison come together after a period of strain.

Season two is currently in production in New York, and will premiere this Sunday, October 4th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

Season two of The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together. This season, the provocative drama will be told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths.

The Affair stars Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney. The Affair was created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi

**Photo courtesy of Showtime/Steven Sebring**

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