Dickinson may not garner as much attention as, say, Ted Lasso, but the series has proven itself as one of the best for Apple’s video streaming service, Apple TV+. But for fans of the show, today may bring a little bit of a good news, bad news situation. The series officially has an end date — and it’s soon.
Today, Apple has confirmed that the anachronistic comedy series, which stars Hailee Steinfeld, will come to a close with its third season. Along with that announcement, the company also released an image from the upcoming season, as well as a very brief teaser trailer. We also get a premiere date, though: November 5, 2021.
With the third season, the show’s Emily Dickinson, played by Steinfeld, is in her most creative stretch, but there are some real world issues she must deal with at the same time. That includes the raging Civil War, as well as problems within her own family. As Emily tries to find a way for art to “keep hope alive,” she must also face a brutal question: can the future be better than what’s come before?
When the show’s third season premieres, there will be three episodes made available. There are seven episodes after that, and they’ll be released on a weekly basis, every Friday. Steinfeld returns as Emily, of course. Toby Huss, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Amanda Warren, Chinaza Uche, and Jane Krakowski are all set to reprise their roles from past seasons as well. Billy Eichner is a newcomer, though, and he’ll be playing Walt Whitman. Chloe Fineman is playing Sylvia Plath this season, while Ziwe is playing Sojourner Truth.
From today’s report via Deadline, Alena Smith, the creator of Dickinson, weighed in on the show:
When I set out to make Dickinson, I envisioned the show as a three-season journey that would tell the origin story of America’s greatest female poet in a whole new way, highlighting Emily’s relevance and resonance to our society today. In my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined how rich and satisfying the experience of making this show would become, and the incredible joy it has been to tell Emily’s story along with Hailee and our brilliant, passionate cast and crew. I can’t wait to share our epic final season with the world, and to bring our audience along with us to the conclusion of Emily’s coming-of-age saga, as she continues to fight for her own poetic truth, while reckoning with so many of the issues that face us now.
For now, you’ll need to head over to Deadline to see the trailer. But, as soon as it’s available on YouTube we’ll add it directly into this post.
If you’ve watched the previous seasons of Dickinson, are you looking forward to this next one?