An acclaimed drama series that’s about to wrap is beefing up its cast for the show’s fifth and final season. Showtime announced today that Academy Award winner Anna Paquin will be a series regular on “The Affair.”
“Paquin will play a pivotal role as Alison and Cole’s now adult daughter Joanie Lockhart, who returns some years in the future to a climate-change ravaged Montauk to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother, bringing the whole story full circle,” Showtime said in today’s announcement.
The Golden Globe-winning drama series, created by WGA Award-winning playwright, writer/producer and showrunner Sarah Treem (“House of Cards,” “In Treatment”), and executive produced by Treem, Jessica Rhoades (“Sharp Objects”), Hagai Levi (“In Treatment”) and Michele Giordono (“Nurse Jackie”), is currently in production and will return to Showtime in 2019.
“Paquin was one of the youngest-ever actors to win the Oscar, taking home the coveted trophy in 1993 for her brilliant turn opposite Holly Hunter in ‘The Piano,'” Showtime notes. “She later earned a Golden Globe win for her performance as Sookie Stackhouse in the drama series ‘True Blood.’ She earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for her work in the miniseries ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.’ Her television credits include the miniseries ‘Alias Grace,’ ‘Susanna’ and ‘Bellevue,’ which she executive produced. Her film credits include ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Tell It To The Bees,’ ‘The Parting Glass,’ the ‘X-Men’ franchise, ‘The Squid and The Whale,’ ‘Finding Forester,’ ‘Almost Famous’ and ‘A Walk on the Moon.'”