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Explicit drama Masters of Sex heading to Channel 4

Masters of Sex

Story by Jack Foley

EXPLICIT new drama Masters Of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is to air in the UK on Channel 4.

The series is based on the lives of Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson, whose pioneering research helped fuel the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

It is described by Sheen as “very intense”, while Caplan said that it features “explicit sex”. The actress – whose previous credits include True Blood – has also said that playing Johnson was “the most challenging part I’ll ever play”.

Channel 4 intends to air the show soon after its US launch in September having snapped it up before it officially debuted.

The 12-part drama has, however, already won a Critics’ Choice award for most promising new series.

Masters of Sex also stars Beau Bridges as opposing university chancellor Barton Scully.

The series marks Sheen’s first major TV role. He is hitherto better known for films such as Frost/Nixon, The Queen and the Twilight series.

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