It looks like this 1830s poet is getting her own modern TV comedy show! Apple has given a straight-to-series order for the Massachusetts poet known as Emily Dickinson.
It will be a half-hour comedy called Dickinson that will star Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 2, True Grit) in her first-ever title role as Emily Dickinson. The show is written and executive-produced by Alena Smith and will be a comedic look into Dickinson’s life. It will explore the limitations of society, family and gender in the 19th century from the view of a poet who doesn’t fit into her own time period.
The comedy is set in the 1800s but with more of a modern sensibility and tone and will follow a coming-of-age story about young woman’s fight to have her voice heard. David Gordon Green (Stronger, Pineapple Express, Vice Principals) is set to direct.
Other shows from Apple include a series produced by Reese Witherspoon based off Curtis Sittenfield’s short story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It which will star Kristen Wiig and a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s cult sci-fi series Amazing Stories.
There is no release date for Dickinson but hopefully, when the show is released it could possibly shed a new light on the enigmatic and reclusive poet.
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