Showtime has released a new full trailer for its new series Masters of Sex. The show is based on Thomas Maier’s biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson and tells the story of William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). The pair were pioneers in the study of human sexuality whose controversial research touched off a sexual revolution.
The series chronicles the duo’s unconventional lives as outcast researchers to the cover of Time Magazine and appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Showtime must have high hopes for the show pairing it on Sunday nights with their Emmy and Golden Globe winning Homeland. I’m going to give anything Showtime puts on the air a chance, their track record in recent years is phenomenal.
The series supporting cast includes Golden Globe and Emmy Winner Beau Bridges, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Allison Janney, Nicholas D’Agosto and Emmy-Winner Margo Martindale.
MASTERS OF SEX is a one-hour drama starring acclaimed actors Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine and nearly a dozen appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch. Caitlin Fitzgerald (It’s Complicated), Nicholas D’Agosto (Heroes), and Teddy Sears (American Horror Story) also star. Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Beau Bridges and Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale also star. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love. The pilot was directed by Academy Award® nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) and Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Justified, A Gifted Man) serve as executive producers.