'Lessons in Chemistry' Drama Series Starring Brie Larson Coming to Apple TV+ in Spring 2022

Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for "Lessons in Chemistry," a 1960s-era drama series starring actress Brie Larson, according to Variety. The series is expected to begin streaming on Apple TV+ in spring 2022.

brie larson captain marvel
The report notes that Larson will play Elizabeth Zott, whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold due to gender stereotypes:

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.

The series will be based on the upcoming novel of the same name by Bonnie Garmus, and will be written and executive produced by Academy Award nominee Susannah Grant. Larson, Jason Bateman, and Michael Costigan will also serve as executive producers.

Larson is best known for starring in "Captain Marvel," and for her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning role in the 2015 film "Room." In 2019, it was reported that Larson would star in another Apple TV+ series based on undercover CIA operative Amaryllis Fox, but the project is said to be on hold as Larson focuses on "Captain Marvel 2."

Top Rated Comments

bsamcash Avatar
42 months ago
It's like Apple is actively trying to deter me from subscribing.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
testcard Avatar
42 months ago
“Gender stereotypes” - sounds like a ratings winner.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Smartass Avatar
42 months ago
Shes a bad actor and this show will suck
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smaffei Avatar
42 months ago
I love the language of "finds herself pregnant." Like she wasn't an active part in that happening. Not much of a scientist if she can't even figure out how birth control works (or is dumb enough to have sex with a guy that won't use it).
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrjetsondc Avatar
42 months ago

This sounds very promising!

At this point it seems clear – Apple is producing high-quality content for an audience who appreciate an intelligent approach to entertainment.

Keep it coming!
LOL nice try Brie
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AnTanCol Avatar
42 months ago

I love the language of "finds herself pregnant." Like she wasn't an active part in that happening. Not much of a scientist if she can't even figure out how birth control works (or is dumb enough to have sex with a guy that won't use it).
The phrase is “finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab”. Cutting off the phrase at “finds herself pregnant” makes “alone and fired from her lab” ungrammatical. She wasn’t in control of the other two circumstances.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

iOS 18 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Friday April 12, 2024 11:11 am PDT by
iOS 18 is expected to be the "biggest" update in the iPhone's history. Below, we recap rumored features and changes for the iPhone. iOS 18 is rumored to include new generative AI features for Siri and many apps, and Apple plans to add RCS support to the Messages app for an improved texting experience between iPhones and Android devices. The update is also expected to introduce a more...
iPhone 16 Camera Lozenge 2 Colors

iPhone 16 Plus Rumored to Come in These 7 Colors

Wednesday April 10, 2024 3:52 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 16 Plus may come in seven colors that either build upon the existing five colors in the standard iPhone 15 lineup or recast them in a new finish, based on a new rumor out of China. According to the Weibo-based leaker Fixed focus digital, Apple's upcoming larger 6.7-inch iPhone 16 Plus model will come in the following colors, compared to the colors currently available for the...
apple silicon feature joeblue

Macs to Get AI-Focused M4 Chips Starting in Late 2024

Thursday April 11, 2024 10:10 am PDT by
Apple will begin updating its Mac lineup with M4 chips in late 2024, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The M4 chip will be focused on improving performance for artificial intelligence capabilities. Last year, Apple introduced the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips all at once in October, so it's possible we could see the M4 lineup come during the same time frame. Gurman says that the entire...
top stories 13apr2024

Top Stories: M4 Mac Roadmap Leaked, New iPads in Second Week of May, and More

Saturday April 13, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's hardware roadmap was in the news this week, with things hopefully firming up for a launch of updated iPad Pro and iPad Air models next month while we look ahead to the other iPad models and a full lineup of M4-based Macs arriving starting later this year. We also heard some fresh rumors about iOS 18, due to be unveiled at WWDC in a couple of months, while we took a look at how things ...
new best buy blue

Best Buy Opens Up Sitewide Sale With Record Low Prices on M3 MacBook Air, iPad, and Much More

Saturday April 13, 2024 7:41 am PDT by
Best Buy this weekend has a big sale on Apple MacBooks and iPads, including new all-time low prices on the M3 MacBook Air, alongside the best prices we've ever seen on MacBook Pro, iPad, and more. Some of these deals require a My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total membership, which start at $49.99/year. In addition to exclusive access to select discounts, you'll get free 2-day shipping, an...