Showtime has released an intriguing new trailer for the second season of Masters of Sex, which stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan and premieres on July 13th.
AMC has renewed Revolutionary War spy drama Turn for a second season.
Rosario Dawson will play a lead role on Daredevil.
Laura Mennell will recur on season five of Haven.
A show based on Michelle Dresbold’s Sex, Lies, and Handwriting is in development at ABC.
Charlie Cox will reportedly star in Netflix/Marvel’s Daredevil show.
Steven Berkoff will recur on Witches of East End.
Brett Cullen will appear on Under the Dome.
The Recovery Road pilot has cast Caroline Sunshine.
Patrick Brennan will guest star on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has cast Necar Zadegan.
Keke Palmer will recur on Masters of Sex.
Three adaptations have been nominated for 2014 Writers Guild Awards. Masters of Sex has been nominated for New Series and for Episodic Drama for its pilot episode. Orange Is the New Black has been nominated for Comedy Series and New Series as well as for Episodic Comedy for episodes “Pilot” and “Lesbian Request Denied.” And Killing Kennedy has been nominated in the Long Form – Adapted category. You can read all the nominations here. Which shows do you think should win?
Showtime has renewed Masters of Sex for a second season, as well as Homeland for a fourth season. From the press release as reprinted at Deadline:
“HOMELAND continues to prove its strength for SHOWTIME, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons,” said [David] Nevins. “The critical and audience reaction to MASTERS OF SEX since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”
If you were as intrigued by last Sunday’s premiere of Showtime’s Masters of Sex as I was, you should definitely watch this video in which executive producer Michelle Ashford discusses the premiere and how they tried to make it as historically accurate as possible:
And check out two clips from Sunday’s upcoming episode:
“Copulation Between Couples:”
Showtime’s new drama Masters of Sex, based on the book of the same name by Thomas Meier, tells the story of pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. It stars Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen, Nicholas D’Agosto, Caitlin FitzGerald, and Teddy Sears. I really enjoyed the first episode – Caplan and Sheen are both incredibly compelling, the writing is good, and the historical details – the show starts in 1956 – are fascinating. The show premieres on Sunday, September 29th, at 10/9c, but Showtime has put the entire first episode online, and you can watch it right here. Here’s a taste: