Brie Larson is set to lead and serve as executive producer on the Apple TV series ‘Lessons in Chemistry’.
The show is based on an upcoming novel by Bonnie Garmus and is set in the early 1960s and centres on Elizabeth Zott (Larson), whose dreams of being a scientist are rebuffed. When she finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she takes a job hosting a TV cooking show.
She then sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who are suddenly listening – more than recipes while craving a return to the lab.
Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”) will serve as showrunner and adapting the script. Grant and Larson will executive produce with Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan.
Larson is also attached to another Apple TV series which is currently untitled but is based on the experiences of real-life CIA agency operative Amaryllis Fox.
Larson was last seen in 2019 ‘Avengers: End Game, ‘Just Mercy’ and ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’. She will return to the role of Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers in the sequel.