Variety is exclusively reporting that Brie Larson has signed up to star and executive produce drama series Lessons In Chemistry, which has landed a straight-to-series order at Apple.
The series is based on the upcoming debut novel from author Bonnie Garmus. Set in the early 1960s, the series will focus on 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.
Susannah Grant will be writing, as well as executive producing the series alongside Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan under their Aggregate Films banner. Apple Studios will produce.
The novel is set to be published by Doubleday in spring 2022.