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'True Blood' alum Anna Paquin joins 'The Affair' for final season

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Former "True Blood" will have a role in the upcoming fifth season of Showtimes hit drama "The Affair".

is expected to play the adult version of Joanie Lockhart, Alison and Cole Lockhart's daughter, reports

The season's upcoming ten episodes will also let the characters explore how "everything does really fall apart in the end, but somewhere in that wreckage, the seeds of change finally sprout," according to a press release from obtained by

Following the news on Friday, "The Affair" creator expressed her excitement on

"To say we're happy to welcome Anna Paquin, would be the understatement of the century," she tweeted.

"Been a huge fan of hers for as long as I can remember. We can't wait to show you all this final season."

In response, echoed her thrilled message and shared that she was looking forward to joining the cast. "Super excited to join you all"

The show's also sent a congratulatory tweet to the actress, saying: "We're so thrilled and lucky to welcome to 'The Affair'."

News of Paquin joining the cast comes after it was announced over the summer that would not be returning for the show's final season. Her departure left fans speculating about the real reason as to why she chose to move on.



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 13:10 IST