|Lizzy Caplan with author Thomas Maier on the set of |
"Masters of Sex" during filming of the pilot in NYC.
Masters of Sex earned five nominations for its premiere season including nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Lizzy Caplan, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Beau Bridges and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Allison Janney.
Season one of MASTERS OF SEX received both Golden Globe® and WGA nominations and was honored as one of AFI's Top Ten Television Programs of the Year. Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory. 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. 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. Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears and Annaleigh Ashford also star. MASTERS OF SEX was developed for television by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series is executive produced by Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Judith Verno and Amy Lippman. Michael Dinner, Michael Sheen,Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.