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

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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.



Comments (14)

  • Is it not Michael Sheen???

    Comment by Sheila – February 2, 2012 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s not Martin Sheen in the photo….

    Comment by Trenton – February 2, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s NOT Josiah Bartlett….that’s Wesley snipes.
    Try again

    Comment by Patrick – February 2, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t that Michael Sheen???

    Comment by Terry T. – February 2, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You should get your Sheens right, that’s a picture of Michael, not Martin!

    Comment by Lucie – February 2, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • His name is MICHAEL Sheen.

    Comment by Ross – February 2, 2012 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t that MICHAEL Sheen? Big difference!

    Comment by Amanda B. – February 2, 2012 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will watch ANYTHING with Michael Sheen in it. ANYTHING.

    Comment by gorram – February 2, 2012 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We all make mistakes people, relax. They made the change.

    Comment by Amanda – February 2, 2012 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love ‘em both. Should be interesting (although Showtime can be a bit hot – ie: Homeland – and cold – ie: Californication, recent seasons of Dexter)

    Comment by bitchstolemyremote – February 2, 2012 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! I love Lizzy Caplan!!!

    Comment by Emily – February 2, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will be subscribing to showtime just for this. I love them BOTH!!

    Comment by Katie – February 2, 2012 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lizzy Caplan has such a small head. It’s like a pin. Weirds me out.

    Comment by cjh098 – February 4, 2012 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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