Apple TV+ continues to overwhelm with the sheer amount of excellent content that it continually puts out in its platform. On the back of the hugely successful Ted Lasso and Silo comes a new drama, Lessons in Chemistry.
Created and directed by Lee Eisenberg, Lessons in Chemistry is based on the 2022 novel of the same name by Bonnie Garmus.
The series will comprise of eight episodes and star Brie Larson (Unicorn Store) in the leading role Elizabeth Zott. She will be joined by Kevin Sussman, Aja Naomi King, Joy Jacobson, Lewis Pullman and Beau Bridges.
So what can we expect from the latest addition to the Apple TV+ catalogue? And when will it be released?
Lessons in Chemistry Release Date on Apple TV+
The good news is that we don't have to wait too much longer to see Lessons in Chemistry on Apple TV+. The first two episodes are scheduled to drop on October 13th 2023.
After that, it basically follows the usual path for Apple shows where a new episode will drop on a weekly basis until November 24th 2023.
You will need to subscribe to Apple TV+ to watch the series so sign up today if you want to watch it!
What Is Lessons in Chemistry All About?
Set in the early 1960s, Lessons in Chemistry follows Elizabeth Zott (Brie Larson), whose dreams of being a scientist. However, her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality.
Despite being the smartest person in the room, when she finds herself pregnant, she is subsequently fired from her job at Hastings.
But life takes another turn when a few years later Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six.
The show becomes popular among housewives, who appreciate Elizabeth's inclusion of scientific information in her demonstrations. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary.
But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.
Who Wrote Lessons in Chemistry?
Lessons in Chemistry was written by Bonnie Garmus, who is from Seattle, and was published in 2022. It was her debut novel.
Well-received by audiences and critics alike, the book is described as both enlightening and entertaining. It was a finalist for the 2023 Edgar Award for Best Debut Novel, and was shortlisted for the 2023 RSL Christopher Bland Prize.
What To Read If You Loved Lessons in Chemistry?
If you enjoyed Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, you might enjoy books that combine elements of strong female leads, science, and societal challenges.
Here are five recommendations:
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
This memoir of a woman in science is an inspiring look at the challenges and triumphs of a female scientist.
Jahren's passion for her work and her insights into life in the lab make this a compelling read.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
This book tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells were taken without her knowledge and used in countless scientific discoveries.
The book explores the intersection of race, science, and medical ethics.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
This is the true story of the African American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Like Lessons in Chemistry, it's a story of women overcoming societal barriers to make significant contributions to science.
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
This novel follows the life of Alma Whittaker, a botanist in the 19th century, as she seeks to understand the mechanisms of evolution before Darwin published his theory.
It's a book about a woman's love of science and her struggle to be recognized in a man's world.
The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
This book tells the true story of a group of women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s.
Their work and discoveries paved the way for modern astronomy.
These books each offer a blend of science, history, and the experiences of women challenging societal norms to achieve their goals, much like Lessons in Chemistry.