Channel 4Channel 4 has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to Masters of Sex starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.

Described as ‘a bold new drama series’ it is based on the lives of pioneering sex experts Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

Set on the eve of the sexual revolution, each hour long episode follows 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.

Masters of Sex is 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. – Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt

The twelve part series will premiere on Channel 4 in autumn soon after its launch on Showtime in the US.

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