Showtime’s hit drama returns when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON TWO on Digital HD March 30 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD May 5. The smart and provocative series follows real-life pioneers, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, as they research the science of human sexuality. In season two, Michael Sheen (Midnight in Paris) returns as the brilliant and renowned fertility specialist (Dr. William Masters), and Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls) plays his invaluable assistant and lover (Virginia Johnson). One of the most compelling, real-life event dramas on television, MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON TWO finds Masters and Johnson in a continual struggle to get their work back on track, while their personal relationship becomes much more intimate and complex.
Based on the book by Thomas Maier, the second season features an extraordinary cast, including Caitlin FitzGerald (It’s Complicated), Teddy Sears (“American Horror Story”), Annaleigh Ashford (Top Five), and Nicholas D’Agosto (Final Destination 5). Season two also brings back series’ fan favorites, including Beau Bridges (The Descendants), Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County) and Allison Janney (“Mom”), along with new characters played by Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee), Greg Grunberg (“Heroes”) and Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”).
All 12 episodes of MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON TWO will be available on the Blu-ray™ and DVD sets, along with the compelling “Making History” featurette that explores the time period shift from the ‘50s to the ‘60s, along with the social issues introduced. The Blu-ray™ will also contain deleted scenes and two exclusive, never-before-seen pieces: a fascinating roundtable with the men, as well as a featurette that portrays the strong and complex female characters.
MASTERS OF SEX was developed for television by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) who also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series is executive produced by Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Judith Verno and Amy Lippman. Michael Apted, Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
Having been dismissed by Maternity Hospital, Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) needs a place where he and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) can resume their work. But thanks to their study’s controversial topic – sex – they are forced out of two more hospitals before deciding to open their own clinic. With the seeds of the sexual revolution being sown and the simmering civil rights movement exploding around them, the intimate relationship they started under the guise of their research unravels as the result of Masters’ sudden impotence. With the prospect of treating sexual dysfunction becoming increasingly important to their patients and themselves, at home Masters confronts his wife’s growing disaffection and the unexpected return of his estranged brother, while Johnson faces a crisis of her own when the publicity surrounding their work places the custody of her two children in doubt.
DVD Special Features:
- “Making History” Featurette – An exploration of the time period shift from the ‘50s to the ‘60s, including the introduction of Alcoholics Anonymous, diet pills and the start of the Civil Rights movement.
Blu-ray™ Exclusive Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes
- “The Men of Sex: Actors’ Roundtable” – A cast roundtable featuring the men on what it means to be a “man” on this show, including Michael Sheen, Teddy Sears, Beau Bridges, Jocko Sims & Kevin Christy.
- “The Women of Sex” – A featurette exploring the show’s powerful team of women, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.
MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON TWO episodes include:
Story of My Life
Below the Belt
One for the Money, Two for the Show
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Broadcast Year: 2014. MASTERS OF SEX: SEASON TWO is rated TV-MA, for Adult Content, Graphic Language & NUDITY.