The gallery was updated with promotional images of upcoming Masters of Sex episode titled Under Influence. Once again, thanks to Claudia for sending them on our way.
With the season premiere of Masters of Sex last week, the show received some critical backlash due its new storyline – giving the children, now a little bigger, some more screen time and visibility that it didn’t have in the prior two seasons. The showrunner Michelle Ashford did a candid chat with The Hollywood Reporter, responding the criticisms.
Why did you decide to fast-forward four years?
It was really a rather placid time. Essentially what [Bill and Virginia] did for ten years was accumulate research. Everything was on track: they were working, collecting, writing, etc. Then they presented their book. When you’re telling a story that spans 30-plus years, you want to get to the part where things change for them significantly, so we felt like we needed to make a fairly big leap. Of course, there is a lot that comes with a change like that. I know these jumps can be a little disconcerting, but once we settle in we’ll just be going straight ahead for the rest of the season — no more time jumping. … You have to re-ground yourself. It was tough to figure out how to keep the characters themselves and yet move them through time like this.
What did we miss in that period of time?
Bill and Virginia became more comfortable with being a couple, and Libby became more comfortable with realizing that this was going to be a permanent part of her life and that she needed to make peace with it. One of the other things I miss is that we didn’t get to see the end of Libby’s relationship with Robert. It would have been nice to see how that one played out. We’re going to have to piecemeal reveal to the audience what happened there over this season since his character will not be back.
Read the full interview on The Hollywood Reporter.
Entertainment Weekly has the first clip with Josh Charles on Masters of Sex!
Josh Charles enters the picture in this exclusive first look at the July 26 episode, which debuts his character Daniel Logan, a charismatic, self-made perfume magnate whose only desire is to bottle the very smell of sex.
Naturally, that quest brings him to the doorstep of Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) and Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) — by way of de facto bouncer Betty (Annaleigh Ashford) — and their paths will cross all season long on the third cycle of Showtime’s ravishing drama, which premiered Sunday.
Watch a clip of Charles’ introduction to the sexual revolution of 1966 above. No, that’s not him kissing Virginia, but that doesn’t mean he won’t complicate the precarious balance of things.
ET Canada – Sex sells, especially when the plot surrounds it. The show that’s based off of the true stories between Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who pioneered the science behind human sexuality in the 1950s and ‘60s, is back for a third season.
ET Canada sat down with the duo in question to talk about the upcoming season and their take on love and sex.
Lizzy was quick to let us know that she has always been in touch with the details surrounding the show’s main subject matter.
“I’ve always been a person that people tell very personal, intimate, dirty things to,” she reveals. “I keep waiting for somebody to lift up their skirt and ask me to diagnose them.”
The season didn’t premiered yet, but we already have promotional images from Masters of Sex episode 2, titled Three’s a Crowd, that will air on July 19. Thanks Claudia for sending it on our way!
The shockwaves surrounding the events of Masters and Johnson’s first press conference begin to reverberate around their universe as the book nears its release date. Bill takes on a powerful, high profile fertility patient with the help of a new doctor in the practice, while Virginia and Libby come to terms with Bill’s role in Gini’s life.
Check the new images in our gallery. Masters of Sex premieres Sunday July 12, 10pm, on Showtime.
The gallery was updated with 17 HQ promotional stills from the season premiere, titled Parliament of Owls, thanks to Claudia.
At the forefront of the Sexual Revolution, Masters and Johnson are about to publish their study, finally removing the shroud from the work that’s consumed them for the past decade. As they face the press for the first time, they flashback to a summer vacation of the year prior, where Virginia is faced with parenting struggles, Bill is finishing work on their book, and Libby is pulling herself out from beneath a deep depression.
Masters of Sex premieres Sunday July 12, 10pm, on Showtime.