Apple TV+’s best series (sorry Ted Lasso, I love you too) Dickinson is coming back for a second verse this January. And along with a first look at Dickinson Season 2 above comes the news that the critically acclaimed series has also scored an early Season 3 renewal.
Created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith, Dickinson stars Hailee Steinfeld (who also Executive Produces) as Emily Dickinson, the future, groundbreaking poet, as she struggles to navigate developing her art and family life, as well as the intricacies of fame in the 1800s. It’s also hilariously anachronistic, as you can plainly see in the clip, which finds Emily hosting a seance to see if she should pursue fame over artistic isolation.
“Tonight we hold this gathering to reflect,” Emily says in the tease. “Personally I’ve been feeling a lot of uncertainty.”
“Classic Sagittarius,” shoots back Emily’s sister Lavinia (Anna Baryshnikov), who had a feminist awakening of her own in Season 1.
“Oh great spirits,” Emily continues, unperturbed. “Should I seek fame?”
Lightning crashes, and the candles all blow out, so take it as you will whether Emily got the “yay” or “nay” on this one.
Dickinson also stars Jane Krakowski, Ella Hunt, Toby Huss and Adrian Blake Enscoe, as well as Wiz Khalifia, who will return in Season 2 as Death. Yeah, that Death, though his take rides in a carriage and is less a skeleton man with a scythe, that the source of Dickinson’s art; as well as her greatest antagonist.
Season 2 will also introduce a host of new guest stars as the series continues to play fast and loose with history, including Nick Kroll as Edgar Allan Poe, Timothy Simons as Frederick Law Olmstead, Ayo Edebiri as Hattie and Will Pullen as Nobody. Finn Jones will recur as Sam Bowles, and Pico Alexander will also recur as Ship.
In large part thanks to the show’s deeply involving LGBTQ+ storyline, a love story between Steinfeld’s Dickinson and Ella Hunt’s Sue Gilbert that has been long suspected by historians but never confirmed, the first season of Dickinson earned a Peabody Award and GLAAD Media Award nomination.
Dickinson Season 2 will premiere January 8, 2021 on Apple TV+.
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