Brie Larson to star and executive produce upcoming Apple TV+ drama series Lessons In Chemistry
Brie Larson will be playing double duty for her next project.
The Academy Award-winning actress is set to star in and executive produce the upcoming drama series Lessons In Chemistry, according to Variety.
The series, which received a straight-to-series order at Apple, is based on the upcoming debut novel from author, science editor, and copywriter Bonnie Garmus.
New gig: Brie Larson, 31, is set to star in and executive produce the upcoming drama series Lessons In Chemistry; she is pictured in October 2019
Erin Brockovich screenwriter and Unbelievable co-creator Susannah Grant is writing the series and will also serve as an executive producer.
Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan will also executive produce under their Aggregate Films production company, which currently produces such shows as Netflix’s Ozark, HBO’s The Outsider and A Teacher at FX on Hulu.
Apple Studios will produce the series, which will air on its subscription video on demand streaming service, Apple TV+.
Plot: The Oscar-winning actress plays Elizabeth Zott, a woman in the 1960s whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming that women belong in the domestic sphere
Set in the early 1960s, Lessons In Chemistry follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson), 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, according to the plot summary.
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.
So far there’s no word on when the series will premiere.
The Lessons in Chemistry novel is slated to be published in spring 2022 by Doubleday in the U.S. and Transworld in the U.K.
Breakout: Larson won the Academy Award For Best Actress for her riveting and heartbreaking performance in Room (2015)
After breaking into television with a number of guest starring roles, Larson made her debut on the silver screen in 2004’s 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover.
From there she scored roles in such films as Greenberg (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), Don Jon (2013), The Spectacular Now (2013) and Trainwreck (2015).
Her breakout came when she won the Academy Award For Best Actress for her riveting and heartbreaking performance in Room (2015).
In more recent years, the Northern California native is best known as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
Larson will slip back into the role for the sequel to Captain Marvel, which is scheduled for release on November 11, 2022.
She’s back! Larson will slip back into superhero mode in the sequel to Captain Marvel in 2021; the follow-up to the smash 2019 hit film is slated to premiere in November 2022