Showtime has released two new teasers for the first episode of Masters of Sex which stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, pioneers of research into human sexual response.
Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch. He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance, and unlikely pop culture trajectory.
Directed by John Madden, created by Michelle Ashford and based on Thomas Maier’s biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the upcoming drama revolves around a real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
Beside Sheen and Caplan, the rest of the cast also includes Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicholas D’Agosto and Teddy Sears.
Masters of Sex premieres Sunday, September 29 at 10 pm.