Apple TV+ has recently released the official teaser trailer for their upcoming series, Lessons in Chemistry. The show is based on the novel of the same name by Bonnie Garmus and features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as scientist Elizabeth Zott, who turns into a cooking show host after being fired from her laboratory job. The series is set to premiere in the fall of this year.
Lessons in Chemistry is executive produced by Lee Eisenberg, who is also serving as the showrunner. The series stars Larson as Elizabeth Zott, along with Lewis Pullman as Calvin, Aja Naomi King as Harriet Stone, Stephanie Koenig as Fran Frask, Patrick Walker as Wakely, Thomas Mann as Boryweitz, Kevin Sussman as Walter, and Beau Bridges as Wilson.
In addition to her starring role, Larson is also serving as an executive producer for the series. This marks her first major scripted television project in almost a decade, following her three-episode appearance on NBC’s Community. Alongside her role in Lessons in Chemistry, she will also be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the upcoming film The Marvels, and will also be reprising her role as Envy Adams in Netflix’s upcoming Scott Pilgrim: The Anime series.
The show’s executive producers include Garmus, Eisenberg, Elijah Allan-Blitz, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, Susannah Grant, Sarah Adina Smith, Natalie Sandy, and Louise Shore. Lessons in Chemistry is a production of Apple Studios and Aggregate Films. Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of this exciting new series on Apple TV+.
“Set in the early 1950s, it follows Elizabeth Zott , whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming that women belong in the domestic sphere, not the professional one,” reads the synopsis. “When Elizabeth finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she musters the ingenuity only a single mother has. 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 … all the while craving a return to her true love: science.”