Real vs Reel: Is Brie Larson starrer Lessons in Chemistry based on a true story?

The answer is no. Lessons in Chemistry is a fictional drama based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Bonnie Garmus

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The countdown has begun for Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson starrer series Lessons in Chemistry to air on Apple TV+. Lessons in Chemistry is a period drama set up in the backdrop of the 1950s starring Brie Larson who is a lab technician and goes on to become a famous TV host fighting sexism. Directed by Sarah Adina Smith, Lessons in Chemistry features Brie Larson as Elizabeth Zott, Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig  Kevin Sussman, Patrick Walker, Thomas Mann, and more in the lead roles. Since the movie is based in the 1950s around a lab technician aspiring to become a scientist, the question arises whether Lessons in Chemistry is a true story or Lessons in Chemistry is a real story or not? To know the answer continue reading- 


Is Lessons in Chemistry a true story?


The answer is no. Lessons in Chemistry is a fictional drama based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Bonnie Garmus. Talking about the Lessons in Chemistry storyline, the official synopsis of the trailer says, "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."


Talking about the makers, Lessons in Chemistry is produced for Apple TV+ by Apple Studios. Seven-time Emmy Award-nominee Lee Eisenberg (“WeCrashed,” “Little America”) serves as showrunner. Academy Award-nominee Susannah Grant (“Unbelievable,” “Erin Brockovich”) executive produces alongside Larson. Sarah Adina Smith (“Hanna,” “Looking for Alaska”) serves as director and executive producer of the first two episodes. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan (“Ozark,” “A Teacher”) executive produce for Aggregate Films. Natalie Sandy executive produces through Piece of Work Entertainment alongside Eisenberg. Louise Shore also serves as executive producer.


Talking about the novel on which the series is based upon,  Bonnie Garmus’s book was a Sunday Times bestseller upon its release in 2022 and was also nominated for Waterstones’s debut fiction prize.


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