Courtney B. Vance and Rene Auberjonois have joined the cast of Showtime’s drama series Master of Sex for its upcoming second season, TVWise has learned.
Based on Thomas Maier’s book, Masters of Sex follows the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. 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 and nearly a dozen appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch. The drama series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicholas D’Agosto and Teddy Sears.
Vance will recur in multiple episodes as Dr. Hendricks, the head of an African-American hospital in St. Louis whose goal is to racially integrate his hospital. The award winning actor, repped by Gersh, is arguably best known for his starring role as Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver on the NBC/USA Network series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. More recently he guest starred on USA Network’s Graceland as FBI Section Chief Sam Campbell.
Meanwhile. Auberjonois will appear in a guest starring role 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. Rene Auberjonois, repped by Paradigm, has had a long and distinguished career in television, with starring roles on such series as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Boston Legal.