Joshua Jackson may be returning to the small screen soon.
The Dawson's Creek and Fringe alum has joined the Showtime drama pilot The Affair, the network announced Monday. He joins previously announced cast members Dominic West (The Wire), Maura Tierney (ER) and Ruth Wilson (Luther).
Jackson, 35, will play Cole, a hard-edged cowboy who oversees a ranch on the tip of Long Island that has been in his family for generations. Cole is married to Allison (Wilson) a young woman trying to put her life back together following a tragedy. New tension is added to their emotionally charged marriage when Allison begins an affair with Noah (West), a New Yorker spending the summer on Long Island with his family. Tierney plays Noah's wife of 17 years, Helen, whose world is turned upside down by her husband's infidelity.
Jackson most recently starred in the films Lay the Favorite and Inescapable after wrapping up his five-season stint on Fringe.