Apple TV+ has just dropped the trailer for its much-anticipated limited series, Lessons in Chemistry. With the Academy Award-winner Brie Larson both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as an executive producer, the series promises to be a captivating journey into the world of the 1950s.
Elizabeth Zott: A Woman Ahead of Her Time
Lessons in Chemistry is not just another show; it’s an adaptation of the best-selling novel penned by Bonnie Garmus. The narrative, rich in its portrayal of a bygone era, is set to premiere globally on Friday, October 13, 2023. Fans can mark their calendars as the first two episodes drop on the debut date, with subsequent episodes releasing every Friday until November 24, 2023.
The series is set in the early 1950s, a time when societal norms and expectations were vastly different from today. Brie Larson steps into the shoes of Elizabeth Zott, a woman whose aspirations of becoming a scientist are thwarted by the patriarchal norms of her time. But when one door closes, another opens. Elizabeth’s dismissal from her lab leads her to a unique opportunity: hosting a TV cooking show. But this isn’t just any cooking show. Elizabeth uses her platform to educate a nation of housewives, and surprisingly, their male counterparts, about much more than just recipes.
Bringing the Book to Life
Joining Brie Larson is a star-studded cast including Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Kevin Sussman, Patrick Walker, and Thomas Mann. Each actor brings a unique flavor to the series, ensuring that Lessons in Chemistry is not just a show but an experience.
The series boasts of a talented team behind the scenes. Lee Eisenberg, known for his work on WeCrashed and Little America, serves as the showrunner. The list of executive producers includes names like Susannah Grant, Michael Costigan, Jason Bateman, and of course, Brie Larson herself. Sarah Adina Smith, the director of the first two episodes, also joins the ranks of the executive producers.
Since its inception on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ has been at the forefront of delivering original content. It’s not just about quantity but quality. The streaming service has garnered 376 wins and a whopping 1,567 award nominations. From the multi-Emmy Award-winning Ted Lasso to the historic Oscar Best Picture winner CODA, Apple TV+ has set a benchmark in the world of streaming.
Lessons in Chemistry is not just a series; it’s a reflection of a time when the world was on the cusp of change. It’s about dreams, aspirations, societal norms, and the indomitable spirit of a woman who dared to challenge the status quo. As we await its release, one thing is certain: Apple TV+ has yet another gem in its repertoire.
Breakthrough the narrow-minded social norms of the 1950s with Lessons in Chemistry on October 13, 2023, exclusively on Apple TV+.
About Lessons in Chemistry
Release Date: October 13, 2023
Showrunner: Less Eisenberg
Executive Producers: Lee Eisenberg, Susannah Grant, Brie Larson, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, Natalie Sandy, Louise Shore
Cast: Brie Larson, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Patrick Walker, Lewis Pullman
Set in the early 1950s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Larson), 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.
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Source: Apple TV