Apple TV+ shares first look at ‘Lessons in Chemistry,’ a new drama series starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Brie Larson
Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Patrick Walker, Thomas Mann, Kevin Sussman and Beau Bridges round out the cast of the new Apple Studios series, with principal photography underway in Los Angeles
Apple TV+ today debuted a first look at “Lessons in Chemistry” and announced that the new Apple Studios drama series starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel” , “Room”). Based on the best-selling debut novel by author, science editor and copywriter Bonnie Garmus, “Lessons in Chemistry” will make its world debut on Apple TV+ in 2023.
Starring alongside Larson and rounding out the cast of the highly anticipated drama:
· Lewis Pullman (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “Outer Range”) as “Calvin”
· Aja Naomi King (“Getting Away With Murder,” “Sylvie’s Love,” “The Upside,” The Birth of a Nation”) as “Harriet Slone”
· Stephanie Koenig (“The Flight Attendant,” “The Offer”) as “Fran Frask”
· Patrick Walker (“Gaslit,” “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”) as “Wakely”
· Thomas Mann (“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) as “Boryweitz”
· Kevin Sussman (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Dropout,” “Better Call Saul”) as “Walter”
· Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Beau Bridges (“Acting: The First Six Lessons,” “Homeland,” “Goliath,” “Bloodline,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys”) as “Wilson”
Set in the early 1950s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott (played by Larson), whose dream of becoming a scientist is put on hold in a society that considers women to belong in the domestic sphere, not to the professional When Elizabeth finds herself pregnant, alone, and fired from her lab, she musters the resourcefulness that only a single mother can. She accepts a job as a presenter on a TV cooking show and sets out to teach a nation of ignored housewives – and the men who suddenly listen to her – much more than recipes… while wishing to return to her true self love : science
Hailing from Apple Studios, “Lessons in Chemistry” is produced by Aggregate Films. Six-time Emmy Award nominee Lee Eisenberg (“WeCrashed,” “Little America”) serves as showrunner. The series is produced by Oscar winner Brie Larson and co-executive producer Elijah Allan-Blitz of The Great Unknown Productions; Emmy Award winner Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan (“Ozark,” “A Teacher”) are executive producers for Aggregate Films; and, Oscar nominee Susannah Grant (“Incredible,” “Erin Brockovich”). Natalie Sandy is executive producing through Piece of Work Entertainment along with Eisenberg. Louise Shore also serves as executive producer and Bonnie Garmus as co-EP.
The series will premiere alongside a growing slate of films and series from Apple Studios, including the recently released new psychological thriller “Surface,” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw; “Mrs. American Pie,” an upcoming Apple Original from creator Abe Sylvia starring Kristen Wiig; “High Desert,” a new comedy starring Patricia Arquette and directed by Ben Stiller; “City on Fire,” inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name, and written and produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage; “The Changeling,” a new drama series with LaKeith Stanfield attached to star and executive produce; Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s highly anticipated film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and more.
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