Apple has made a straight-to-series order for a half hour show based on the life of poet Emily Dickinson. The new show will star Hailee Steinfeld.
The series is described as a comedic look into Dickinson’s world, 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.
Alena Smith serves as writer and executive producer, with David Gordon Green attached to direct and executive produce. Anonymous Content’s Alex Goldstone will executive produce along with Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta via Sugar23 Productions and Darlene Hunt. The series is produced by Paul Lee’s wiip, Anonymous Content, and Sugar23.
The new series will mark the first regular role on a television series for Steinfeld, who debuted at 14-years old with an Oscar-niminated performance in the Coen Brothers’ 2010 remake of “True Grit.” The actress also starred in the popular “Pitch Perfect” series of films.
Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) was an American poet known for her poems featuring short lines, that typically lacked titles, and often used slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems dealt with themes of death and immortality.
Today’s order is just the latest of over a dozen original television shows Apple has in the works. Apple has yet to announce when the first of the new shows will premiere, or on which platform they’ll appear.