Harry Styles Underscores Brie Larson’s Journey into the Unexpected in ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Trailer

Chemistry lessons is a sign of the times — the 1950s, that is.

Set to the soundtrack of Harry Styles’ emotional ballad “Sign of the Times,” the latest trailer for the Apple TV+ limited series showcases the powerful story of Elizabeth Zott (Brie Larson), whose dream of becoming a scientist is thwarted at every turn in the patriarchal society of the 1950s.

Based on The New York Times the best-selling debut novel by author/science editor Bonnie Garmus, the Larson-led drama follows Elizabeth’s unexpected journey from scientist to celebrity chef after losing her job as a lab chemist.

“In life, discoveries usually lead to new questions. The only constant variable is the unexpected,” Elizabeth says in the trailer. “We can’t control it. It’s only when you look back that you see how it was all connected.”

Brie Larson Turns 1950s Cooking Show into Must-See TV in First ‘Chemistry Lessons’ Teaser

Brie Larson in ‘Chemistry Lessons’.

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Later in the trailer, he cheekily hints at a career change, saying, “I love to cook. It’s just chemistry.”

From a fierce dismissal to the first day of the host of a TV program intended for housewives Dinner at sixthere is a trailer Chemistry lessons as a drama-comedy with strong feminist messages.

“I stand proudly with the neglected workhorse of the kitchen, women and baked potatoes,” Elizabeth jokes on air in one scene.

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Brie Larson (far right) in the Apple TV+ limited series ‘Chemistry Lessons’.

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In another, a mustachioed Rainn Wilson playing a TV station host tells Elizabeth, “Politics don’t belong in the kitchen. A man wants his wife to make him a drink after a long day at work.”

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Elizabeth calmly replies, “What makes you think his day was longer than hers?” Then he boldly joked, “Why don’t you make a drink?”

Brie Larson’s science-loving Apple TV+ series ‘Chemistry Lessons’ will premiere this fall

The emotionally charged trailer also offers an insight into the relationship between the witty scientist and her lover Calvin Evans (Top Gun: Maverick actor Lewis Pullman), as well as her neighbor and friend Harriet Sloane (How to get away with murder actress Aja Naomi King).

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Brie Larson and Lewis Pullman in ‘Chemistry Lessons’.

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The eight-episode drama, which Larson, 33, also executive produces, will follow a science-loving single mother through new love, motherhood and her unexpected career as a cooking show star.

Above all, though, the show is about Elizabeth’s refusal to settle for anything less than what she thinks she deserves, regardless of the outside influences — namely, the patriarchy — trying to sway her.

“The kids are setting the table,” Elizabeth says in the last moment of the announcement. “Your mother needs a moment to herself.”

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Brie Larson as Elizabeth in ‘Chemistry Lessons’.

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In addition to Larson, Wilson, Pullman and King, the adaptation of the book for TV also stars Stephanie Koenig (Stewardess, offer), Kevin Sussman (The Big Bang Theory, Fallout), Patrick Walker (Gaslit, The last days of Ptolemy Gray) and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the dying girl).

Lee Eisenberg, a six-time Emmy Award nominee, hosts the Aggregate Films-produced show.

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Brie Larson (far left) and Aja Naomi King (second from left) in ‘Chemistry Lessons’.

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The first two episodes Chemistry lessons will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on October 13. Additional episodes will be available on Fridays until November 24.

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