Apple TV+ today confirmed a Friday 13 October 2023 premiere date for the platform’s forthcoming limited drama series “Lessons in Chemistry”.
Starring and executive produced by Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson (Captain Marvel, Room) the series is adapted from Bonnie Garmus’ debut novel of the same name which won Garmus the coveted Waterstones Author of the Year 2022. “Lessons in Chemistry” takes place in the early 1950s, centering on Elizabeth Zott (Larson), whose dream of a career as a scientist is stymied in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth gets fired from her lab, she lands a job as the host of a TV cooking show and comes up with a quiet game-plan to change the world by teaching a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who suddenly start listening – a whole lot more than simple recipes.
Larson is joined by a stellar ensemble cast including 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. Six-time Emmy Award-nominee Lee Eisenberg (“WeCrashed,” “Little America”) serves as showrunner. Academy Award-nominee Susannah Grant (“Unbelievable,” “Erin Brockovich”) executive produces alongside Larson. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan (“Ozark,” “A Teacher”) executive produce for Aggregate Films. Natalie Sandy executive produces through Piece of Work Entertainment alongside Eisenberg. Louise Shore also serves as executive producer.
The series will make its highly-anticipated debut with the first two episodes on Friday, October 13, 2023 with new episodes debut weekly every Fridaythrough November 24, 2023.