Showtime has confirmed Deadline’s scoop that Sarah Silverman will reprise her role as Helen on the third season of Masters Of Sex. After appearing in two episodes in Season 2, Silverman will return for a multi-episode arc in the third go-round.
In Season 3, the reunited Helen and Betty (Annaleigh Ashford) are trying to have a baby, which unquestionably proves quite a challenge for a lesbian couple in 1966. Star Michael Sheen (Silverman’s real-life boyfriend) told Deadline’s AwardsLine that Silverman would be back. “We see a bit more about what’s going on between her and Betty (Ashford),” he said.
Season 3 finds the famed duo of William Masters (Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) dealing with the glare of the national spotlight as their sex study is finally unveiled. It’s the start of the Sexual Revolution — and Masters and Johnson’s work will have a profound impact on contemporary relationships, especially their own evolving three-way “marriage” with Masters’ wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald).
Silverman will next be seen in drama feature I Smile Back which debuted at Sundance earlier this year, and in Ashby opposite Mickey Rourke and Emma Roberts.
Season 3 of Masters Of Sex premieres July 12 at 10 PM on Showtime.