Though it’s been well over a year since we first reported the actress had been cast in the lead role, viewers are getting their first real look at Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 3, True Grit) as 1800’s poet Emily Dickinson in upcoming Apple TV+ series Dickinson.
Created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith (The Newsroom, The Affair) and directed by David Gordon Green (Vice-Principals, Pineapple Express), Dickinson is a half-hour comedy set during Emily Dickinson’s era but with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily (Steinfeld), audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view. Dickinson is Emily’s coming-of-age story – one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.
Set to premiere on Apple TV+ later this fall, Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, and Adrian Blake Enscoe also star.
Smith executive produces alongside Green, Steinfeld, Sugar23’s Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta (Maniac); Anonymous Content’s Alex Goldstone (Welcome to the Jungle); and Darlene Hunt (The Big C, I Heart Huckabees). Newly launched independent studio wiip will handle production responsibilities.