Steaming & Streaming

(Above: Sylvia Hoeks is ‘The Adulterer’)

The first season of The Adulterer, a 12-part “steamy drama” from the Netherlands, streams starting today on subscription service Walter Presents.

Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) stars as a photographer having a passionate affair with a defense attorney who’s currently representing an accused murderer. The prosecuting attorney assigned to the case turns out to be…you guessed it…her husband! Things get sticky.

In the Netherlands, the series was titled Overspel and ran for 32 episodes over three seasons from 2011 to 2015. Here’s a trailer, in Dutch with English subtitles, which is how The Adulterer will be shown by Walter Presents..

If the plot of The Adulterer sounds familiar, you may have seen Overspel’s American adaptation Betrayal, which lasted for 13 episodes on ABC in 2013-2014. Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) directed the pilot episode, which you can watch for free — or binge the entire series — at or the ABC app. Here, starring Hannah Ware, is Jenkins’ opening scene:

You can stream The Adulterer on Walter Presents, which offers subtitled foreign-language TV dramas for $6.99 monthly after a 7-day free trial, or $69.99 annually after 30 days free.

The service is accessible online and via iPhone, iPad and Android devices, Apple TV, Amazon Channels, and Roku. For more information, visit

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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