Trailer: Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding CrowdAny Hardy fans around? We’ve got a new trailer for Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd, and boy, it looks gorgeous. It stars Carey Mulligan, Matthew Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, and Michael Sheen, and will be in theaters on May 1st.

Showtime Renews Masters of Sex

Masters of SexShowtime 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.”

Michelle Ashford Talks Masters of Sex Premiere + 2 Clips from Episode 2

Masters of SexIf 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:

“Midwest Miracle:”

“Copulation Between Couples:”

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Watch the Masters of Sex Premiere Now!

Masters of SexShowtime’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: