First Glimpses of "Masters of Sex" In Trailer from Showtime, Seen This Sunday and Next During "Homeland"; Show Based on Book Re-Issued for Series
Here is the edited Showtime press release that went along with the new trailer for the series. A new edition of "Masters of Sex" will be published by Basic Books to co-incide with the series.
SHOWTIME® OFFERS FIRST LOOK AT ITS 2013 NEW DRAMA SERIES
MASTERS OF SEX
NEW YORK – December 7, 2012 – Today, SHOWTIME released the first look at its two new dramas RAY DONOVAN, starring Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber and Oscar® winner Jon Voight, and MASTERS OF SEX, starring Emmy and BAFTA Award nominee Michael Sheen and acclaimed actress Lizzy Caplan. RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX mark Liev Schreiber and Michael Sheen’s first lead television roles. As the newest additions to the network's critically-acclaimed and award-winning slate of original series, both dramas will premiere in 2013. The first look trailer can be accessed on the network's website: http://s.sho.com/TMass2 and on YouTube: http://youtu.be/BC1eWcE8cTo. SHOWTIME will premiere the first looks this Sunday, December 9, on-air during the penultimate episodes of the network’s top two-rated series Dexter® and Homeland, as well as during the highly-anticipated season finales of both series on Sunday, December 16.
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.