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Episode 6: Masters of Sex

Michael Sheen Behind the Story Masters of Sex

Our panel explores the show’s sense of historical feminism and how they keep up with the smart, sophisticated audience the show attracts. 

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From the first moment Sarah Timberman, executive producer of Masters of Sex, read the book series by Thomas Maier, she knew it would make a hit show on television. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who bring the lead characters to life on Showtime, admit on Behind The Story that the rich period world of the show allows for its endless exploration, dramatic variety and complicated narrative development.  Moderated by Jarett Wieselman of Buzzfeed, our panel explores the rigorous audition process, the show’s sense of historical feminism and how their show keeps up with the smart, sophisticated audience it attracts.