Oscar winner Brie stars as Elizabeth Zott, a science-obsessed single mom in the early 1950s who, after losing her laboratory job as a chemist, she unexpectedly finds herself at the helm of a televised cooking show: Supper at Six. As she whips up a storm in the kitchen, Elizabeth sneakily sprinkles her cooking lessons with a dash of chemistry and a liberal dose of women's empowerment.
However, as she uses her fame to encourage female viewers to reclaim their individual power, serving up a side of science with her meatloaf, not everyone is thrilled with her innovative approach to televised cooking.
Brie will serve as executive producer and star in the series alongside Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, and Kevin Sussman.
After "doing something in secret alone for so long," Larson explained, "it's nice to have these reminders that these are really important stories that mean something to people and can change the course of someone's life."
The work itself is equally "redemptive," Larson added, "because you push yourself to a limit and it forces you to go places that you might not, outside of your comfort zone."