Apple has given a straight-to-series order to the book-based limited series that the Oscar-winning actress is starring in and executive producing. This is Larson's second Apple TV+ series that is in the works. In March 2019, she signed on to star in a drama based on real-life CIA agent Amaryllis Fox. Lessons in Chemistry is based on author, science editor, and copywriter Bonnie Garmus' upcoming debut novel. "Set in the early 1960s, Lessons in Chemistry follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming that women belong in the domestic sphere, not the professional one," per Variety. "When Elizabeth finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she musters the ingenuity only a single mother has. 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, all the while craving a return to her true love: science." Unbelievable co-creator and former Party of Five writer Susannah Grant, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing Erin Brockovich, will pen the series and serve as executive producer. The novel Lessons in Chemistry is expected to be published in spring 2022.