People who write books say the process is sort of like having a baby. Months and months go by until -- voila! -- there's your little gift to the world! In this sense, having a TV program made from your book then is sort of like having twins. Twice the effort but twice the fun!
So with fatherly delight, I'm delighted to see the following announcement from Showtime. Stay tuned to see who might be the actors, the directors and when this series might appear in the future. But for now, the management of this website is tickled pink to see our baby up in show lights.
Here's what The Hollywood Reporter said:
Showtime's entertainment chief David Nevins continues to put his stamp on the premium cable network's lineup, giving the go-ahead to three new pilots.
The first of the trio is Masters of Sex, an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book of the same name. The one-hour drama, from Sony Pictures TV, centers on the lives and unusual relationship between influential sexual education researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Masters, which in its title alone offers a premium-cable skew, is being written by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific, John Adams). Ashford is also set to executive produce with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Justified, A Gifted Man).
Congratulations to Sarah and Michelle. Can't wait to see this drama on Showtime!