In a newly released trailer for Lessons in Chemistry, Brie Larson is challenging women’s stereotypes in the ’50s with her television cooking show.
The Apple TV+ limited series, which Larson also executive produced, is based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Garmus.
“I stand proudly with the overlooked workhorse of the kitchen, women and baked potatoes,” Larson can be heard saying during one of her cooking show segments.
The eight-episode show, set in the early 1950s, follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson) whose dream of becoming a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. After being fired from her lab, she gets offered a job to host a TV cooking show, which she accepts. But she quickly sets out to use her platform to teach a nation of overlooked housewives, and the men who are listening all of a sudden, more than just recipes.
“Politics don’t belong in the kitchen. A man wants his wife to make him a drink after a long day at work,” a man says to Larson in the footage. She responds, “Why do you assume that his day was longer than hers? Why don’t you make the drink?”
Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Kevin Sussman, Patrick Walker and Thomas Mann star alongside Larson.
Lee Eisenberg serves as showrunner, with Susannah Grant executive producing alongside Larson, Michael Costigan, Sarah Adina Smith, Louise Shore, Jason Bateman for Aggregate Films and Natalie Sandy through Piece of Work Entertainment.
Lessons in Chemistry will premiere on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes dropping Oct. 13, followed by new episodes each Friday.
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