Joshua Jackson is officially exiting The Affair before its fifth and final ...

Joshua Jackson is officially exiting The Affair before its fifth and final season... following Ruth Wilson's mysterious exit

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 22:31 BST, 4 June 2019 | Updated: 22:31 BST, 4 June 2019

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Joshua Jackson will not return for the fifth and final season of The Affair.

The Reporter reported that sources had confirmed his exit from the Showtime show. His name was noticeably left out of a press release announcing the premiere of season five on August 25.

Jackson starred as a rancher named Cole whose wife Alison (played by Ruth Wilson) started an affair that ultimately ended their marriage. Following the unexpected death of Alison last season, his character has reached a natural conclusion.

Goodbye Josh: Joshua Jackson will not return for the fifth and final season of Showtime's The Affair

Goodbye Josh: Joshua Jackson will not return for the fifth and final season of Showtime's The Affair

All things must end: He starred as a rancher named Cole whose wife Alison (played by Ruth Wilson) started an affair that ultimately ended their marriage

All things must end: He starred as a rancher named Cole whose wife Alison (played by Ruth Wilson) started an affair that ultimately ended their marriage

His exit comes almost a year after Wilson mysteriously left the show. 

According to showrunner Sarah Treem, Wilson was written off at her own request.

She told The Reporter: 'Ruth wanted to leave the show. That was a request, so that was decided basically before we started writing.'

Treem also revealed that they filmed all of Wilson's storyline before shooting the rest of the season.

Goodbye Ruth: His exit comes almost a year after Wilson mysteriously left the show: 'I did want to leave, but I’m not allowed to talk about why'

Goodbye Ruth: His exit comes

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