The New York Times best-selling book Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus, comes to Apple TV+ this fall with Oscar winner Brie Larson at the helm of the ’50s-set limited series. It will remind you of critically acclaimed favorites like Julia, The Big Bang Theory, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but with a more dramatic and emotional undercurrent.
Larson plays Elizabeth Zott, a socially challenged and brilliant woman whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth is fired from her lab, she eventually—and reluctantly—accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives, mothers, and very intrigued men a lot more than recipes.
But that doesn’t fully encompass what the series—and book—is about. It’s also a stunning love story of the romantic and platonic kind that drives home the lesson that not changing yourself to fit into a system or societal norms is often the key to success. And while the series flashes ahead to Zott’s popularity as the beloved host of a TV cooking show, it’s her unlikely journey in the years leading up to it that’s the most fascinating.
The eight-episode limited series premieres October 13, and now, in the weeks leading up to the premiere, Apple TV+ has released the office trailer plus seven new photos. But first, take a look at the teaser trailer, which dropped this summer.
Quite intriguing, right? So what else do we know about the series, which absolutely deserves a place on your fall viewing schedule? From a dynamite cast to a star-studded producing team, check out our Everything We Know guide below, and come back for more updates in the coming weeks.
Is there an official trailer yet?
Yep! On September 14, Apple TV+ released the full-length (as opposed to the teaser, above) trailer featuring Harry Styles’s “Sign of the Times.” Here’s a warning: Be prepared to fall in love with the most adorable dog, who goes by the name of 6:30 on the show.