masters-of-sexMichael Penn has been hired to score the upcoming Showtime original series Masters of Sex. The show is created by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific) and stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicholas D’Agosto and Teddy Sears are co-starring and Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale also appear in the pilot. 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 and chronicles Masters’ and Johnson’s unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory. John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) has directed the pilot episode and is also executive producing the Sony Pictures Television production with Ashford, Carl Beverly & Sarah Timberman (Justified, Elementary) and Judith Verno. Masters of Sex is set to premiere on September 29, 2013 and will air every Sunday night on Showtime. For updates on the drama, visit the official show website.

Penn who is also scoring HBO’s hit comedy Girls, which will be coming back for a third season next year, has also composed the music for the indie comedy drama Barefoot. The film is directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft, Dick, Threesome) and stars Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons, Treat Williams and Kate Burton. The movie follows a psychiatric patient who falls for her doctor. Stephen Zotnowski wrote the screenplay and David Scharf & Lisa Demetree are producing the project. No word yet on a release date for the film.

  1. Zbigniew Skik says:

    Title and performer an ending songs used in season1episode 2 Master of sex, Showtime TV Series, please make me available. Thanks.

  2. Cent475 says:

    I am not sure the of the episode number of the Masters of sex program, I just wanted to say that the music MR. Penn composed for the scene where he had to remove the dead fetus from his wife, was some of the most tender music that i have heard….it was also played at the end during the credits. It was sweet, consoling, and memorable… I applaud your work.

    • ganongdelecto says:

      i have enjoyed every episode and look forward to season #2. i have also enjoyed the music as well.

  3. loren says:

    What is the title/artist of song played at the end title credits of Masters of Sex Episode 9 (Involuntary)? Sort of electronic orchestral….

  4. George says:

    Wish I could get a hold of the piano pieces from the score of the entire season. I love them. Reminds me a bit of American Beauty which were fantastic.

  5. Soraya Assar says:

    I love the music. Please make a sountrack available!!!

  6. annacolleen says:

    The scores are perfect. I’d love to know about the closing score, that was used in last weeks episode. This would be; season 3, ep. number 4, and it plays as Bill asks Virginia out to dinner, and wants her to use the gift he’s given her.
    The show is a good drama, and well written, acted, and directed. It’s almost all, fiction, and I think that there are many viewers who believe otherwise. Even though they married in real life, their union was anything but blissful. Neither were attractive, and if it wasn’t for the creative writing, their lives would be anything but interesting!