New streaming service on the block Apple TV+ officially launches on November 1, and with each passing day, anticipation for its new slate of original programming also grows. On October 17, at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, Apple TV+ held its “global premiere” for one of its most highly-anticipated new original series, “Dickinson.” Starring Hailee Steinfeld as a young Emily Dickinson, the half-hour series is a coming-of-age take on the life of the celebrated American poet. All 10 episodes of the series’ first season will be available on Apple TV+ upon launch.
Check out this premiere gallery, as well as trailer, for the series below.
“Dickinson” series regulars Ella Hunt, Jane Krakowski, Anna Baryshnikov, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Hailee Steinfeld, and Toby Huss attend Apple’s Global Premiere for the upcoming series.
Set in the 19th century but with a modern sensibility (and soundtrack), Apple TV+’s “Dickinson” is a coming-of-age spin on the life of the great poet.
The series will also feature recurring guest stars Matt Lauria (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) as Ben Newton, rapper Wiz Khalifa as the embodiment of Death, and comedian John Mulaney — who even has a joke about the real-life Emily Dickinson in his 2015 stand-up special “The Comeback Kid” — as Henry David Thoreau.
Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit,” “The Edge of Seventeen,” “Bumblebee”) plays the eponymous Dickinson herself, Emily Dickinson.
Alena Smith, Hailee Steinfeld
“Dickinson” creator Alena Smith (“The Newsroom,” “The Affair”) has called the series “our crazy psychedelic version of the 1850s.” As for the decision to add a more modern spin to the story of the 19th century poet, Smith said, “If Emily wasn’t understood in her own time, maybe we can understand her in ours.”
“The reason why Dickinson was the right figure to use for a crazy world like this again, is that she broke all the rules of her time, sort of in secret,” according to Smith. “Her life was boring. Like, not a lot happened the action was up here [in her head].”
“Dickinson” Global Premiere
Alena Smith, Jamie Erlicht (Head of Worldwide Video, Apple), Hailee Steinfeld, Eddy Cue (Apple Senior VP, Internet Software and Service), and Zack Van Amburg (Head of Worldwide Video, Apple) attend Apple’s Global Premiere for “Dickinson.”
Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actress Jane Krakowski (“Nine,” “30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) plays Mrs. Dickinson (also an Emily), mother of three, in “Dickinson.”
Toby Huss (“Halt and Catch Fire,” “GLOW”) plays Edward Dickinson, patriarch of the Dickinson family.
Adrian Enscoe (“We Don’t Belong Here,” “Seeds”) plays Austin Dickinson, the eldest Dickinson sibling.
Anna Baryshnikov (“Manchester by the Sea,” “Superior Donuts”) plays Lavinia Dickinson, Emily and Austin’s younger sister.
English actress Ella Hunt (“Anna and the Apocalypse,” “Cold Feet”) plays Sue Gilbert, Emily Dickinson’s future sister-in-law and rumored lover, in “Dickinson.”
Ella Hunt, Anna Baryshnikov, Zosia Mamet
Sometimes Zosia Mamet shows up on “Stumptown.” Other times, she shows up at the premiere of Apple TV+’s “Dickinson.”
Samuel Farnsworth (“Gilded,” “Sodium Vapor Nights”) recurs in “Dickinson” as George Gould, a member of young Emily’s social circle and possible suitor.
Global Premiere Of Apple TV+’s “Dickinson” – Brooklyn, New York Red Carpet
New York comedian Sophie Zucker recurs on “Dickinson” as Abby Wood, one of Emily’s frends. Zucker is also on the writing staff for the series.
Gus Halper (“Happy!,” “Jett”) recurs on “Dickinson” as Joseph Lyman, a friend of Austin Dickinson’s and love interest to Lavinia.
In “Dickinson,” comedian Kevin Yee plays a recurring character named Toshiaki.
Actress Allegra Heart recurs as Emily’s friend Abiah Root in “Dickinson.”
Darlene Hunt (“I Heart Huckabees,” “The Big C”) also serves as an executive producer on “Dickinson.”
Silas Howard (“Transparent,” “Pose”) directed two episodes of “Dickinson.”
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