Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order to “Lessons in Chemistry,” a new drama series set to be produced by Apple Studios, starring and executive produced by Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel,” “Room”), and written and executive produced by written by Susannah Grant (“Unbelievable,” “Erin Brockovich”). Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan (“Ozark,” “A Teacher”) will executive produce with Larson and Grant through their Aggregate Films.
“Lessons in Chemistry” is based on the upcoming, debut novel from author, science editor and copyrighter Bonnie Garmus.
The logline: Set in the early 1960s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott, 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.