July 29 (UPI) -- The Affair is giving fans a new glimpse of Anna Paquin in Season 5.
The preview explores the cyclical nature of trauma and tragedy as Joanie investigates her mother's apparent suicide. Season 4 suggested Alison's death may have been a murder.
"The whole family is steeped in this cyclical tragedy -- murder, drowning, suicide. Sometimes we have to start on journeys that our children must finish for us," a voiceover says in the trailer.
"Sarah was pretty much the reason I wanted to do the show. She's a phenomenal talent," Paquin said.
"The way she portrays women as complex, flawed, intelligent human beings who exist in moral shades of gray -- the way men have always been allowed to -- was very exciting to me as a performer," she added. "It was also such an honor to work on her debut as a director in the series finale."
The Affair will return for a fifth and final season Aug. 25.