TV News: Masters, Legends, Thunderstruck

Masters of Sex
Paul Bettany is in negotiations to star in the John Madden-directed Showtime drama pilot “Masters of Sex” at Sony Pictures TV.

An adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book, the show chronicles the lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of 1960s human sexuality pioneers Masters (Bettany) and Johnson whose research touched off the sexual revolution. [Source: Deadline]

Legends
NBC has acquired the drama pilot “Legends” at Fox TV. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Homeland”) and Howard Gordon (“24”) will executive produce.

Nachmanoff will direct his own script, about an undercover agent who takes on legendary identities — while coming to face the possibility that his own identity is fictional as well. [Source: Variety]

Thunderstruck
They’ve succeeded with zombies in “The Walking Dead”, now AMC is tackling aliens with the UFO-themed series project “Thunderstruck”.

Writing/directing duo Paul Boardman and Scott Derrickson and former Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick are all teaming for the drama about powerful and enigmatic entities that begin appearing all over the world.

When one shows up in Montana, local citizens must grapple with the dramatic effects and growing mystery of repeated visitations. [Source: Deadline]