First, the victim left this hit pay cable show.
Now, the person who was behind it all is also leaving the show.
The gap between departures was supposed to make it look like they were unrelated.
It will be interesting to see if the show can survive the two departures.
First departure: Ruth Wilson
Second departure: Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson Will Reportedly Follow Ruth Wilson And Not Return To ‘The Affair’
More changes are in the works for Showtime’s The Affair. Following Ruth Wilson’s exit, Joshua Jackson is reportedly thinking about following her lead and quitting the show as a series regular. Will Jackson leave before the show calls it a wrap?
Jackson plays the part of Cole Lockhart on The Affair and was only signed on for a couple of years. The actor extended his contract, however, because he found the story intriguing and wanted to keep developing his character.
He was expected to return for the show’s final season, but Wilson’s departure may have changed his mind.
According to Us Magazine, the writers are still in the process of creating the scripts for the final season, which will influence Jackson’s decision to stay or go. If the creative team can figure out an interesting way to end his character’s story, there is a good chance that Jackson will stay on for the final season.
But even if Jackson returns, his part will be minor now that his romantic interest is no longer a part of the show.
Wilson’s character, Alison Bailey, died at the end of last season. Her character was killed off because Wilson no longer wanted to be a part of the show. In fact, after the Season 4 finale, creator Sarah Treem revealed that Wilson’s entire storyline was filmed first, before the rest of the scenes. Treem did not reveal why Wilson decided to leave.- Source