Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson has received a Straight-to-Series Order for an Apple TV+ Drama Titled 'Lessons in Chemistry'
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson is set to headline and executive produce an Apple TV+ drama titled Lessons In Chemistry. The series co-creator Susannah Grant and Aggregate Films, an American motion picture production company founded by actor Jason Bateman, received a straight-to-series order.
Lessons In Chemistry is based on the upcoming debut novel from author, science editor and copyrighter Bonnie Garmus. Set in the early 1960s, it 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. 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.
Larson, who won a lead actress Oscar for Room, became Marvel’s first female lead superhero with Captain Marvel. Her titular character also appeared in Avengers: Endgame and next headlines Captain Marvel II. Larson also starred in the 2019 movie Just Mercy.
Larson first drama series with Apple received a straight-to-series order back in March 2019. The untitled female-focused CIA drama based on Amaryrillis Fox’s memoir, from Lynette Howell Taylor’s 51 Entertainment and studio Media Res, is currently on hold. It was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and will now have to wait as Larson is gearing up for Captain Marvel II. For more read the full Deadline report.
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