New York, Sep 29: Showtime is set to launch its upcoming drama 'Masters of Sex,' which is based on the ground-breaking research into human intimacy by Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
The 12-part series will feature Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, whereas Michael Sheen is playing the role of acclaimed gynecologist Dr. William Masters, the New York Post reported.
Caplan said that everybody assumes that the society has come so far from the 50s, but the team will see how people react as this project will prove to be a good litmus test of how far the society has actually come.
The 31-year-old actress said that it would be interesting as the title of the show alone makes people titter.
Michelle Ashford, creator/showrunner, and executive producer Sarah Timberman, are aim to achieve something dramatically purposeful with the show.
Timberman said that the team's main focus has been to find ways of depicting sexuality that feel honest and sometimes very awkward and there is going to be more frank discussion of sexuality in our show than there is actual sex in the show.
Master's and Johnson's research, which began in the 1950s, has helped debunk longstanding misconceptions about sexual behavior and ultimately offered couples better ways to deal with their issues. (ANI)