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Jan 22, 2021

Brie Larson Set To Lead And Produce New Apple TV Show ‘Lessons In Chemistry’

Brie Larson is headed to Apple TV as an actor/producer for their upcoming series Lessons In Chemistry.

Brie Larson arrives at the 51st NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, ​February 22, 2020. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Lessons In Chemistry is a drama from Unbelievable co-creator Susannah Grant and Aggregate Films, which is set at Apple with a straight-to-series order. Brie Larson is also attached as the star/executive producer of another Apple drama, which received a straight-to-series order in March 2019. The untitled female-focused CIA drama based on Amaryrillis Fox’s memoir, from Lynette Howell Taylor’s 51 Entertainment and studio Media Res, is currently on hold. It was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and will now have to wait as Brie Larson is gearing up for Captain Marvel II. 

Lessons In Chemistry is based on the upcoming debut novel from author, science editor and copyrighter Bonnie Garmus. Set in the early 1960s, it follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson), 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. 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.