Masters of Sex Adds Rene Auberjonois and Courtney B. Vance
May 19, 2014
Rene Auberjonois ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") and Courtney Vance ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") have joined the season two cast of the acclaimed Showtime drama series "Masters of Sex." Vance will recur in the guest starring role of Dr. Hendricks, the head of an African-American hospital in St. Louis whose goal is to racially integrate his hospital, and Auberjonois will be guest starring as Dr. Papanikolaou, a former professor of Dr. DePaul (guest star Julianne Nicholson), who she and Johnson hope will endorse their screening program that uses the test named after him: the Pap smear.
Season one of "Masters of Sex" received both Golden Globe and WGA nominations and was honored as one of AFIís Top Ten Television Programs of the Year. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love." Season two also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears and Annaleigh Ashford.
"Masters of Sex" was created 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 Dinner, Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier serve as producers. "Masters of Sex" is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
Production on season two is currently underway in Los Angeles. Season two premieres on Showtime on Sunday, July 13th.