Showtime Releases Trailer for Masters and Johnson Series

Nelson Ayala

LOS ANGELES — Showtime has released a trailer to promote its upcoming series "Masters of Sex," a new drama about pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

The show, written and produced by Michelle Ashford, is an adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love."

Click here to see the trailer.

Masters and Johnson founded their eponymously named research institute in 1964.

They revolutionized the field of human sexuality by observing and documenting in a laboratory the psychological and physiological responses people exhibited during sexual intercourse and masturbation.

Their findings were published in the best selling texts “Human Sexual Response” and “Human Sexual Inadequacy.”

"Masters of Sex" stars Michael Sheen ("Underworld") and Lizzy Caplan ("Party Down") as William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The pilot episode is directed by John Madden and is slated to premiere next year.