Premiering tonight on USA Network, Satisfaction centers on Neil Truman (Matt Passmore), a successful investment advisor who hasn’t put enough time into his marriage with his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak). His intimacy issues culminates into Grace’s tryst with an escort, thus sending their relationship into a seeming tailspin.
“She didn’t actively search for a male escort,” says Szostack, whose movie credits include The Devil Wears Prada and Gimme Shelter. “For the first time, she’s connected to all of herself and not in (just) being a wife and a mother. So she feels alive for the first time.”
Such a heartbreaking occurrence may actually lead Neil and Grace back to a deeper understanding of each other, as the series will also delve into both of their lives before the infidelity took place. I was one of the bloggers who had the chance to speak with the actors earlier in the year during a Television Critics Association (TCA) press day, and I asked Passmore about his transition from the beloved TV series The Glades to his current role in Satisfaction.
Created and executive produced by Sean Jablonski (Suits, Nip Tuck), Satisfaction airs tonight on USA Network at 10 pm.