MASTERS OF SEX stars Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen and Emmy nominee Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. While they began the season at odds and burdened by lies, they’re slowly switching roles in both their work and the bedroom.
Dr. William Masters (Sheen), Washington University’s foremost OB/GYN, runs a successful medical practice by day and conducts a secret study of human sexuality by night. Former nightclub singer Virginia Johnson (Capland) joins the hospital secretarial staff and proves herself to be an asset to Masters’ work.
During the initial season, the study was forced out of the hospital. At that point, Masters moves his study to a brothel. Masters and Johnson continued their research in the brothel but skewed data confirmed that Masters must get the study back into the hospital.