Need a new show to fill in the void left by "Breaking Bad"? Well, say hello to "Masters of Sex." And while Walter White rose up the ranks of the underworld dealing drugs, the protagonists of "Masters" make a name for themselves with something entirely different.
The drama, which kicked off last week on Showtime, focuses on the real-life sex research of Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and his research assistant, Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) in the 1950s. Co-star Nicholas D'Agosto shared with MTV News that if fans are intrigued by the premiere's sexy antics and drama, there's a lot more to come.
"[There's going to be] more of the risk-taking that Masters and Johnson will do as they delved into the subject," he said, before breaking down what's going to happen with his character, Masters' protege Ethan Haas, who is reeling from the consequences of his relationship with Virginia.
"And specifically with my character, where I end up at the end of the series, I think, will be and should be very shocking to people after they've seen where I am at the end of the first episode," she said. "I end up in a place that you wouldn't really expect. So, for me, it's very fun. I have a wonderful arc and all of the characters have that really wonderful drama, but also really exciting historical, cultural fact."
That historical accuracy includes sexual and expressive freedom that D'Agosto says is "minsicule compared to today." In addition to examining the social mores of the time, the series also offers up a look at flawless fashions that the doctors wore to the examining room day after day.
"The clothes are amazing; the clothes are fantastic. I mean like doctors dressed in suits and then they put on doctor coats and then they took that off and were just back in their suit," he said. "They didn't walk around in tennis shoes and scrubs. I just had so many suits tailored for me. It was amazing [and] all with these huge shoulder pads. I feel like I'm a linebacker walking around."