Sunday, September 29, 2013

BETRAYAL Premiere Preview

Two lovers' worlds will collide, culminating in a powerful and compelling story of sex, love, loyalty, marriage and treachery in the provocative, sensual and gripping new drama, BETRAYAL, premiering Sunday, September 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

A chance meeting between Sara (Hannah Ware), a professional photographer, and Jack (Stuart Townsend), a top attorney, leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sara's husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, and the couple have a seven-year-old, Oliver. Unbeknownst to Sara, Jack is in-house counsel to a powerful but somewhat shady entrepreneur, Thatcher (James Cromwell), and is married to Thatcher's daughter, Elaine (Wendy Moniz).

Former GUIDING LIGHT actress Wendy Moniz plays Elaine in ABC's
BETRAYAL, premiering September 29. Photo Credit: ABC/Jean Whiteside
Elaine, secure in her relationship with Jack, is a smart, determined woman attempting to make her Chicago café a success on her own terms, as well as be a good mother to the couples' 16-year-old twins, Valerie (Elizabeth McLaughlin) and Victor (Braeden Lemasters). However Sara and Jack both realize something is missing in their marriages, and fight against the realization that they've met their soul mates in one another.

As Sara and Jack struggle with their feelings and their guilt about their families, Thatcher's brother-in-law, Lou, is murdered, and all evidence points to Thatcher's mentally challenged son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Sara discovers she's in the middle of a nightmare when she learns that Drew will be the prosecuting attorney in this high-profile murder case, which can secure his political future, and that Jack will be the lawyer for the defense. The lovers find themselves in an impossible situation – on opposite sides of a murder investigation.

BETRAYAL stars Hannah Ware (Shame, BOSS) as Sara, Henry Thomas (E.T., Gangs of New York) as T.J., Chris Johnson (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) as Drew, Wendy Moniz (GUIDING LIGHT) as Elaine, Elizabeth McLaughlin (The Clique) as Valerie, Braeden Lemasters (MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE) as Victor, with Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) as Jack and James Cromwell (AMERICAN HORROR STORY) as Thatcher.

BETRAYAL, based on the hit Dutch series OVERSPEL, was written by David Zabel (ER, DETROIT 1-8-7) and directed by Patty Jenkins (THE KILLING), and is executive-produced by Zabel, Lisa Zwerling, Alon Aranya and Rob Golenberg.

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