Brie Larson stars in a new AppleTV limited series about a fired chemist who uses a cooking show to teach extra lessons.
Brie Larson takes a break from the superhero world to star in the new drama from AppleTV. Lessons in Chemistry is an eight-episode limited series that is on the bestselling novel of the same name from author, science editor and copywriter Bonnie Garmus (you can pick up a copy of the novel HERE). The show is scheduled to make its debut globally on AppleTV+ starting on Friday, October 13, 2023, with the first two episodes. Then, new episodes are set to stream weekly, every Friday through November 24, 2023.
The official synopsis from Apple reads,
“Set in the early 1950s, Lessons in Chemistry follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth finds herself fired from her lab, she accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives — and the men who are suddenly listening — a lot more than recipes.
Starring alongside Larson are Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick, Outer Range), NAACP Image Award winner Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, The Birth of a Nation), Stephanie Koenig (The Flight Attendant, The Offer), Kevin Sussman (The Big Bang Theory, The Dropout), Patrick Walker (Gaslit, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey) and Thomas Mann (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).
Lessons in Chemistry is produced for Apple TV+ by Apple Studios. Seven-time Emmy Award nominee Lee Eisenberg (WeCrashed, Little America) serves as showrunner. Academy Award nominee Susannah Grant (Unbelievable, Erin Brockovich) executive produces alongside Larson, and Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman executive produce for Aggregate Films. Sarah Adina Smith (Hanna, Looking for Alaska) serves as director and executive producer of the first two episodes. Natalie Sandy executive produces through Piece of Work Entertainment alongside Eisenberg. Louise Shore also serves as executive producer.”