Lessons in Chemistry is set to be another big TV mini-series for Apple TV+. But who stars in this new drama? Find out here!
Based on the novel by Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry is set in the 1960s, telling the tale of Elizabeth Zott. A somewhat cold but brilliant scientist, Elizabeth is tired of being overlooked by her peers and trying to make do in a more sexist time.
The TV series appears to veer from the book a bit. When a male colleague takes credit for her work, Elizabeth makes a fuss and is fired. The only job she can land is hosting a TV cooking show. Elizabeth decides to use this to transform the show into giving science lessons to housewives and breaking the patriarchy.
The series also shows Elizabeth handling a relationship and trying to open up to others while offering some sharp commentary on gender issues. So who stars in this unique show?
Lessons in Chemistry cast list
The big name of the cast is Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Elizabeth. The Captain Marvel star also produced the show and puts her stamp on the role. Lewis Pullman of Top Gun Maverick is Calvin, her boyfriend, who aids her in her work. The cast also includes Aja Naomi King and veteran actor Beau Bridges to back up the story.
- Brie Larson as Elizabeth Zott
- Lewis Pullman as Calvin Evans
- Aja Naomi King as Harriet Slone
- Stephanie Koenig as Fran Frask
- Patrick Walker as Wakely
- Thomas Mann as Boryweitz
- Kevin Sussman as Walter
- Beau Bridges as Wilson
- Ashley Monique Clark as Martha Wakeley
- Derek Cecil as Dr. Robert Donatti
With such a high-powered cast and unique storyline, Lessons in Chemistry looks to be another great addition to Apple TV+’s library of standout shows with stellar actors.
Lessons in Chemistry premieres Friday, Oct. 13 on Apple TV+.