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Brie Larson’s subversion heats up new Lessons in Chemistry trailer


This cooking show comes with some broiling-hot commentary.
This cooking show comes with some broiling-hot commentary.
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Frustrated young scientist Brie Larson explores her love of cooking — it’s chemistry, after all — and her distaste for the patriarchy in the second trailer for upcoming limited series Lessons in Chemistry. Apple TV+ set it on the table for hungry viewers Thursday.

Larson plays a young scientist in the 1950s who is wrongly terminated from a lab job before becoming host of a cooking show where women’s rights serve as a crucial ingredient. You can have a bigger bite when the series debuts October 13.

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Burning the patriarchy with Brie Larson in Lessons in Chemistry

Starring and executive produced by Larson (Captain Marvel, Room), the 8-episode series Lesson in Chemistry is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by science editor Bonnie Garmus.

In the show, Larson’s character becomes host of a new cooking show called “Supper at Six,” destined to become a hit as much for her commentary as for her cooking. And off camera, the trailer shows her sticking it to various men for their sexist behavior.

Though not listed in press materials as a cast member, Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) makes an appearance in the trailer as a TV honcho who gets a coldly reasonable tongue-lashing for trying to get Zott to stop talking about politics on the show.

“A man wants his wife to make him a drink after a long day at work,” he fumes, after declaring politics don’t belong in the kitchen.

“Why do you assume that his day was longer than her’s,” Zott retorts. “Why don’t you make the drink?”

Here’s how Apple TV+ describes the show:

Set in the early 1950s, Lessons in Chemistry follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth finds herself 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.

Who else is in the kitchen with Brie?

In addition to Larson and Wilson, the series stars Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick, Outer Range), NAACP Image Award winner Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, The Birth of a Nation), Stephanie Koenig (The Flight Attendant, The Offer), Kevin Sussman (The Big Bang Theory, The Dropout), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys, Elsewhere), Patrick Walker (Gaslit, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey) and Thomas Mann (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl).

Aggregate Films produced Lessons in Chemistry for Apple Studios. Six-time Emmy Award nominee Lee Eisenberg (WeCrashed, Little America) serves as showrunner. Academy Award nominee Susannah Grant, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, Natalie Sandy and Louise Shore executive produce along with Larson.

Watch the trailer:

Watch it on Apple TV+

Lessons in Chemistry debuts on Apple TV+ October with two episodes. A new one follows every Friday through November 24.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,279 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and Oscar Best Picture winner CODA,” the service said.

Watch on Apple TV

Source: Apple TV+


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