Showtime has graciously offered us an early look at their new series Masters of Sex ahead of its official September 29 premiere. Watch it below, but be warned, as you may have guessed by the title, this series contains adult language and content. Viewer discretion is advised!
In addition to being available on Showtime's website, the full series premiere of Masters of Sex is also up on YouTube and via select television providers' free On Demand channels and websites on Showtime on Demand and the on-demand app Showtime Anytime.
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Created by Michelle Ashford and set up as an adaptation of Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love, Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen as William Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, the real-life duo that pioneered the science of human sexuality, kicking off the sexual revolution in the process. John Madden directed the pilot episode, which is set to make its official debut on Sunday, September 29, airing alongside returning drama Homeland. Because what better way to decompress after an intense episode of a terrorist drama than by indulging in a sexy new series that, judging by the first few minutes of the pilot, will also have a bit of humor worked in. The series will focus on the start of Masters and Johnson's working relationship and the research they do, as well as their "unusual lives, romance and pop-culture trajectory," as the duo's studies take them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time Magazine.
In addition to Caplan and Sheen, Masters of Sex stars Caitlin Fitzgerald, who plays Masters' wife. Nicholas D'agosto and Teddy Sears also star, and there are appearances by Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale. The cast alone is reason enough to anticipate this series. Here's the latest TV spot for the series. And you can catch it airing Sunday nights at 10:00 p.m. starting September 29.