‘Lessons In Chemistry’ Trailer: Brie Larson Inspires 1950s Housewives In New Apple Series

One of Brie Larson’s early breakthrough roles was on the Showtime series, The United States of Tara. And while she has become a huge movie star since then, she has continued to be a presence on the small screen in guest appearances, including recently on Ms. Marvel. But now she returns to series television with Lessons in Chemistry, in which she plays a 1950s woman who uses her cooking show to teach housewives they can be anything they want to be.

The series is based on Bonnie Garmus’ novel and developed by Good Boys and Bad Teacher director, Lee Eisenberg. Larson exec-produces and stars alongside Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Kevin Sussman, Patrick Walker, Beau Bridges, and Thomas Mann.

Here’s the synopsis: Set in the early 1950s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott, 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.

Lessons in Chemistry hits Apple TV+ on October 13th and runs for 8 episodes.

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