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The first season of Dickinson consists of ten episodes. It debuted with “Because I could not stop” on November 1, 2019 on Apple TV+, and concluded with “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain”.


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."




Notable guest stars[]


Image Episode Information
Because I could not stop.jpg      "Because I could not stop"
I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’.jpg      "I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’"
Wild nights.jpg      "Wild nights"
  • Airdate: November 1, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 01 / 03
  • Directed by: Lynn Shelton
  • Written by: Alena Smith & Ali Waller
Alone, I cannot be.jpg      "Alone, I cannot be"
I am afraid to own a Body.jpg      "I am afraid to own a Body"
A brief, but patient illness.jpg      "A brief, but patient illness"
We lose - because we win.jpg      "We lose - because we win"
  • Airdate: November 1, 2019
  • Episode / Series Number: 01 / 07
  • Directed by: Stacie Passon
  • Written by: Robbie Macdonald and Alena Smith
There’s a certain Slant of light.jpg      "There’s a certain Slant of light"
‘Faith’ is a fine invention.jpg      "‘Faith’ is a fine invention"
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain.jpg      "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"



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 Paul Lee, 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.[1][2][3]


Alongside the initial series announcement, it was subsequently confirmed that Hailee Steinfeld would star as Emily Dickinson.[1]

Then on August 29, 2018, it was announced that Jane Krakowski had been cast as Mrs. Dickinson, the matriarch of the Dickinson family.[4]

On September 26, 2018, it was announced that Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt and Adrian Enscoe had been cast as series regulars for the series.[5]

On January 29, 2019, it was reported that Matt Lauria had joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[6]

In September 2019, it was announced Wiz Khalifa and John Mulaney had also joined the ensemble to portray Death and Henry David Thoreau respectively.[7][8]


Principal photography for the series commenced on January 7, 2019, in Old Bethpage, New York.[9]

By March 2019, it was reported by The New York Times that filming for the inagural season had concluded.[10]

Notes and trivia[]

  • On October 15, 2019 , it was reported that Dickinson had been renewed for a Season 2.[11]
  • In that same year, Dickinson won a Peabody Award in the Entertainment category, making it the first show from Apple TV+ to win the prestigious honor.[12]