Apple TV+ has rounded out the ensemble cast for Lessons In Chemistry as production begins on the drama series, starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Brie Larson. Based on the best-selling debut novel by Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry hails from Unbelievable co-creator Susannah Grant and Aggregate Films. It will premiere globally on Apple TV+ in 2023. The streamer also released two first-look images below.
Joining Larson in the cast are Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick) as Calvin; Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder) as Harriet Slone; Stephanie Koenig (The Flight Attendant) as Fran Frask; Patrick Walker (Gaslit) as Wakely; Thomas Mann (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty) as Boryweitz; Kevin Sussman (The Big Bang Theory) as Walter and Beau Bridges (Acting: The First Six Lessons) as Wilson.
Set in the early 1960s, Lessons in Chemistry 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.
From Apple Studios, Lessons In Chemistry is produced by Aggregate Films. Lee Eisenberg (WeCrashed, Little America) serves as showrunner. The series is executive produced by Larson and co-executive producer Elijah Allan-Blitz of their The Great Unknown Productions; Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan executive produce for Aggregate Films; and Grant. Natalie Sandy executive produces through Piece of Work Entertainment alongside Eisenberg. Louise Shore also serves as executive producer and Bonnie Garmus serves as co-EP.
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