Apple TV+ today debuted the first look at “Lessons in Chemistry,” which stars and is executive produced by Academy Award winner Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel,” “Room”). “Lessons in Chemistry,” based on the bestselling debut novel by author, science editor, and copywriter Bonnie Garmus, will be premiering on Apple TV+ in 2023.
Principal photography for a new series from Apple Studios is currently taking place in Los Angeles. The stars include Brie Larson as Elizabeth Zott, Lewis Pullman as Calvin, Aja Naomi King as Harriet Slone, Stephanie Koenig as Fran Frask, Patrick Walker as Wakely, and Thomas Mann as Boryweitz, Kevin Sussman as Walter, and Beau Bridges as Wilson.
“Lessons in Chemistry,” which is set in the early 1950s, follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Larson), whose dream to become a scientist is shelved by a society that believes women belong in the home, not the workplace. Elizabeth summons the inventiveness only a single mother has when she finds herself pregnant, by herself, and fired from her lab.
She gets a position as the host of a cooking program on television and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives — and the men who are now paying attention — much more than just recipes, while wishing to go back to her first passion, science.
“Lessons in Chemistry” is an Apple Studios production that was put together by Aggregate Films. Showrunner Lee Eisenberg (“WeCrashed,” “Little America”) is a six-time Emmy Award nominee. Academy Award nominee Susannah Grant (“Unbelievable,” “Erin Brockovich”), Emmy Award winner Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan (“Ozark,” “A Teacher”), and co-executive producer Elijah Allan-Blitz (“The Great Unknown Productions”) all serve as executive producers for the series. Through Piece of Work Entertainment, Natalie Sandy executive produces with Eisenberg. Executive producers Bonnie Garmus and Louise Shore.