Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are Showtime's New Sex Symbols

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are the new Masters of Sex.

Showtime has tapped the pair to headline its drama pilot based on 1960’s human sexuality pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

The project is based on Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How to Love, Thomas Maier’s book about the 1960s human sexuality pioneers.

Sheen, of Frost/Nixon and 30 Rock fame, assumes the role of William from Paul Bettany, who dropped out last month for undisclosed reasons.

Indie staple Caplan is currently in the midst of a multi-episode arc on New Girl.

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  1. Sheila says:

    Is it not Michael Sheen???

  2. Trenton says:

    That’s not Martin Sheen in the photo….

  3. Patrick says:

    That’s NOT Josiah Bartlett….that’s Wesley snipes.
    Try again

  4. Terry T. says:

    Isn’t that Michael Sheen???

  5. Lucie says:

    You should get your Sheens right, that’s a picture of Michael, not Martin!

  6. Ross says:

    His name is MICHAEL Sheen.

  7. Amanda B. says:

    Isn’t that MICHAEL Sheen? Big difference!

  8. gorram says:

    I will watch ANYTHING with Michael Sheen in it. ANYTHING.

  9. Amanda says:

    We all make mistakes people, relax. They made the change.

  10. Love ’em both. Should be interesting (although Showtime can be a bit hot – ie: Homeland – and cold – ie: Californication, recent seasons of Dexter)

  11. Emily says:

    Yay! I love Lizzy Caplan!!!

  12. Katie says:

    I will be subscribing to showtime just for this. I love them BOTH!!

  13. cjh098 says:

    Lizzy Caplan has such a small head. It’s like a pin. Weirds me out.