Brie Larson is all set to star in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Lessons in Chemistry. In addition, the Captain Marvel actress will serve as an executive producer on the series. The show has been given a straight-to-series order at Apple TV+. Larson is currently training in her home gym in preparation for the long awaited Captain Marvel 2, which will be directed by Nia DaCosta.
Lessons in Chemistry is set in the 1960s and based on the upcoming debut novel by Bonnie Garmus. The series 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 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.
The upcoming Apple TV+ series will be written and executive-produced by Susannah Grant (A Gifted Man), with Jason Bateman (Ozark) and Michael Costigan (The Outsider) serving as additional executive producers. Grant previously co-created and executive produced Unbelievable for Netflix, which led to an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Limited Series. She also wrote the screenplays for Ever After and Erin Brockovich, with the latter earning her an Academy Award nomination. In addition, Grant also wrote Disney's 1995 animated movie Pocahontas and 28 Days. Bonnie Garmus' Lessons in Chemistry novel will be released in spring 2022, so it's going to be a little while before production on the Apple TV+ series begins.
It's unclear when Lessons in Chemistry will begin streaming, but it will be after the novel's release in 2022. In the meantime, Brie Larson will head back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Captain Marvel 2, which is slated for a 2022 release date. However, it would not be surprising to see the release get pushed back in the coming weeks, due to the public health crisis. Disney just announced a bunch of release date delays for their Q1 projects, which will likely trickle down to the MCU movies set up for a 2021 release date.
Apple TV+ currently has an impressive roster of original programming like The Morning Show and the critically acclaimed Ted Lasso, which was just renewed for seasons 2 and 3. With Brie Larson and Susannah Grant attached, Lessons in Chemistry will likely receive a lot of attention upon its release. As for other TV roles that Larson has taken on over the years, she previously appeared in United States of Tara and Raising Dad. Aside for her MCU role as Carol Danvers, the actress is also known for her Oscar and Golden Globe-winning role in the 2015 movie Room. Variety was the first to announce that Larson will star and executive produce Lessons in Chemistry.