Dickinson takes place "during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily, audaciously 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. Dickinson is Emily’s coming-of-age story – one woman’s fight to get her voice heard."
- Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson
- Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Dickinson
- Toby Huss as Edward Dickinson
- Anna Baryshnikov as Lavinia Dickinson
- Ella Hunt as Sue Gilbert
- Adrian Enscoe as Austin Dickinson
- Amanda Warren as Betty (Main Season 3; recurring season 1; guest season 2)
- Chinaza Uche as Henry (Main Season 3; recurring seasons 1–2)
- Matt Lauria as Ben Newton(Season 1)
- Gus Halper as Joseph Lyman (Season 1)
- Jason Mantzoukas as Bee (voice; season 1)
- Gus Birney as Jane Humphrey
- Sophie Zucker as Abby Wood
- Allegra Heart as Abiah Root
- Kevin Yee as Toshiaki
- Samuel Farnsworth as George Gould
- Robert Picardo as Ithamar Conkey
- Jessica Hecht as Lavinia Norcross (Seasons 1-2)
- Finn Jones as Sam Bowles (Season 2)
- Pico Alexander as Henry Shipley (Season 2)
- Ayo Edebiri as Hattie (Season 2)
- Will Pullen as Nobody & Frazar Stearns (Seasons 2–3)
- Gabriel Ebert as Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Season 3)
Notable Guest Stars
- John Mulaney as Henry David Thoreau (in "Alone, I cannot be" & "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain")
- Zosia Mamet as Louisa May Alcott (in "There’s a certain Slant of light" & “This is my letter to the World”)
- Timothy Simons as Frederick Law Olmstead (in "The Daisy follows soft the Sun")
- Kelli Barrett as Adelaide May (in "Split the Lark")
- Nick Kroll as Edgar Allan Poe (in "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?")
- Billy Eichner as Walt Whitman (in “This is my letter to the World”)
- Ziwe as Sojourner Truth (in "The Soul has Bandaged moments" and "The Future never spoke")
- Chloe Fineman as Sylvia Plath (in "The Future never spoke")
- On May 30, 2018, it was announced that Apple had given the production a straight-to-series order.
- The series is written by Alena Smith who is also set to executive produce alongside David Gordon Green, Michael Sugar, Ashley Zalta, Alex Goldstone, and Darlene Hunt. Green is also expected to direct as well.
- Production companies involved with the series include wiip and Anonymous Content.
- On October 8, 2020, a second season was announced along with renewal for a third season.
- Dickinson is the first original series to make it to a third season for the third platform.
- Alena Smith previously told The Hollywood Reporter that the second season will explore fame and the poet's "deeply ambivalent relationship to it."
- Dickinson was nominated for a Glaad Award 2020 for Outstanding Comedy Series.
- The series won a Peabody Award (Entertainment honorees) in 2019.
- Dickinson headlined the New York fest, which took place September 12-15, 2019.
- The series was screened ahead of its fall TV premiere and was followed by a discussion with Steinfeld and series creator, showrunner and executive producer Alena Smith.
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