Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are set to star in Showtime’s Master of Sex, which is a look into the lives of William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Masters and Johnson researched human sexuality in the 1960s and helped liberate many of the attitudes towards sex.
The pilot is based off of a book written by Thomas Maier and will begin production sometime in March around various locations in New York City. The show has already gained considerable buzz thanks to the star power of Sheen and Caplan. Sheen is used to adaptations after starring in films like The Queen and Frost/Nixon while Caplan starred in the cult favorite Party Down on rival premium network Starz for two seasons.