Apple TV+ just dropped the trailer for “Lessons in Chemistry,” a limited series starring and executive produced by Brie Larson. Aja Naomi King, Lewis Pullman, Stephanie Koenig, Kevin Sussman, Patrick Walker, and Thomas Mann also star.
It’s based on Bonnie Garmus’ best-selling novel and premieres globally on October 13, 2023, with the first two episodes. New episodes will follow every Friday until November 24, 2023.
Set in the 1950s, the show follows Elizabeth Zott, played by Larson, who pursues her scientific dreams in a society dominated by men. After losing her lab job, she becomes a TV cooking show host, teaching more than just recipes to overlooked housewives and attentive men.
In the trailer Naomi King’s character plays a prominent role as Zott’s friend and confidant Harriet Slone. In the trailer you see the dynamic of their friendship as Slone reminds Zott of her power and platform in what appears to be a moment that Zott is having doubt. Slone also appears to have her own storyline which, as expected, will deal with the continued fight for racial equality. Slone’s character comes off as a strong woman not just friend.
“Lessons in Chemistry” is produced by Apple Studios, with Lee Eisenberg as showrunner. Susannah Grant, Brie Larson, and others serve as executive producers, and Sarah Adina Smith directs the first two episodes. Watch the trailer below.