We were in before we knew a lot because, you know, Brie Larson. Captain Marvel. The one who carried all those expectations. The one men made videos about for not being what they wanted her to be. But Lessons in Chemistry‘s first trailer has made us actually excited, in a tangible way. We’ll take 57 stories of women fighting against the patriarchy, please and thank you. Especially considering we are still fighting.
It’s a different fight than it was in the 1950s, but a fight nonetheless.
Based on the bestselling novel from author, science editor and copywriter Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry stars Brie Larson, Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Kevin Sussman, Patrick Walker and Thomas Mann.
You can check out the trailer below:
Set in the early 1950s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott (played by 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.
Lessons in Chemistry premieres October 13th on Apple TV+ with two episodes, with new episodes then premiering weekly until November 24th.