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THE AFFAIR: Sarah Treem on the Potential Pressure for a Golden Globe Winning Show

January 16, 2015 by  

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THE AFFAIR was a big winner at last weekend’s Golden Globes, and showrunner Sarah Treem acknowledged she was aware of the added pressure the show’s win could bring.

“I mean, to be quite honest, we had some conversation about that beforehand,” Treem said during a Showtime TCA panel earlier this week. “And I think there’s a lot of pressure on the second season of a freshman show anyway, and the second season of a freshman show that wins the Golden Globe is big, and believe me, I feel that. But I think this show’s fortunate because we had always conceived of the show of at least three seasons, and we had thought about all three seasons and what we were going to try to do with it. So I feel that the second season will not be a panicked response to the Golden Globe win, hopefully. I think we’re going to proceed on course. I think the second season will be better than the first just because the second season emotions are better than the first. The first season is sort of a rough draft, and the second season you get to polish. So I’m hopeful that we will not crumble under pressure.”

But, no, the series isn’t necessarily going to end after a third season. (Showtime President David Nevins mentioned the show had a four year arc, with the potential for more.)

“I will keep doing this show until David Nevins drags me kicking and screaming out of the Showtime offices, but I would like there to be at least three seasons,” Treem laughed.

THE AFFAIR begins reairing on Showtime on Friday nights at 9 PM.

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