Channel 4 has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to Masters of Sex, a bold new drama series made by Sony Television Pictures for US network Showtime, which centres around the lives of pioneering sex experts Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
The series stars Michael Sheen and True Blood’s Lizzy Caplan as Masters and Johnson, the risk-taking couple who revolutionised the way we think about sex. In the face of disapproval at their unconventional methods, the two embark upon a study to unlock the mysteries of desire and intimacy – whilst behind closed doors they struggle with their own clash of success, betrayal and jealousy.
Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt describes Masters of Sex as, “an incredibly classy period drama which provides a fascinating insight into scientific study of human sexuality. With compelling performances from Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as Masters and Johnson, it’s an unmissable treat.”
Masters of Sex will premiere on Channel 4 in the autumn soon after it launch on Showtime in the US.