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The second season of Dickinson consisted of 10 episodes. It debuted with “Before I Got My Eye Put Out” on January 8, 2021 on Apple TV+, and concluded with “You Cannot Put A Fire Out” on February 26, 2021.


Dickinson is pulled out of her private literary life and thrust into the public eye, while struggling with the sense that the pursuit of fame might be a dangerous game for her to play.




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Image Episode Information
Dickinson Photo 020102.jpg      "Before I got my eye put out"
Dickinson Photo 020206.jpg      "Fame is a fickle food"
S2e3.png      "The only Ghost I ever saw"
S2e4.png      "The Daisy follows soft the Sun"
  • Airdate: January 15, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 04
  • Directed by: Rosemary Rodriguez
  • Written by: Robbie Macdonald
S2e5-1.png      "Forbidden Fruit A Flavor Has"
Dickinson Photo 020606.jpg      "Split The Lark"
S2e7.png      "Forever - Is Composed Of Nows"
  • Airdate: February 5, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 07
  • Directed by: Stacie Passon
  • Written by: Yael Green
S2e8-1.png      "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?"
  • Airdate: February 12, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 08
  • Directed by: Stacie Passon
  • Written by: Alena Smith & Ayo Edebiri
S2e9.png      "I Like A Look Of Agony"
  • Airdate: February 19, 2021
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 09
  • Directed by: Silas Howard
  • Written by: Robbie Macdonald
S2e10-1.png      "You Cannot Put A Fire Out"





  • The first three episodes of Season 2 will launch in January 8 followed by new episodes weekly.
  • Alena Smith executive produced the season alongside Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta for for Sugar23 Productions along with Paul Lee and Josh Stern for wiip, Alex Goldstone for Anonymous Content and Steinfeld.[1]
  • In November 2019, Hailee Steinfeld confirmed that filming for season two was underway and had been for several months.[4]
  • Subsequently in December 2019, it was announced that Finn Jones and Pico Alexander had been cast in the series to portray Sam Bowles, a newspaper editor, while Alexander would go onto play Henry Shipley, a dropout and boarder of the Dickinson's for the second season.[2]
  • On January 29, 2021, it was revealed that although Adelaide May was not based on a real person, it seems to have been inspired by the likes of two famous opera singers active at that time both named Adelaide, and it’s possible that some of May’s biography is inspired by them. Both Adelaide Borghi-Mamo and Adelaide Phillips were internationally known, and performed operas by Giuseppe Verdi, the composer behind La traviata.[5]
  • On February 14, 2021, Finn Jones who portrayed Sam Bowles this seasons that he gave advice to his co-star Hailee Steinfeld to audition for her own Marvel role in Hawkeye.[6]
  • On Jully 11, 2021, costume designer Jennifer Moeller explains how she took Emily’s creative passion to stylish new heights in season 2. Moeller reveals to Elle magazine that “I do always start with what's real—I research and look at real clothes—but this show gives you a lot of license to take liberties with period...I'm not trying to create a museum piece. I'm trying to have some fun..."[7]
  • On November 23, 2021, Alena Smith revealed that the reason that Austin is the only one who can see Emily when she was invisible was because at that point in the story Austin is the only one who appreciates Emily and her poetry for its own authentic sake, not for some fake sense of glamour/ status/ fame.[8] According to Alena, Sue couldn't only see Emily and only felt her.[9]
  • On December 12, 2021, Finn Jones said that one of the things that really drew him to the character of Sam Bowles was the fact that you never really know what his true intentions are. On one hand, he's seemingly this liberal, influential editor that wants to celebrate female, creative voices. But on the other hand, you're like: is he someone who's just out for his own success, and his own self-interest, whether that is commercial or sexual...It's a very pivotal scene within the season when you find out that both Sam and Sue have been having this sexual relationship behind everyone's backs. That's a big deal. It's a bomb for everyone. Moreover, Jones also went onto say that in I'm Nobody! Who Are You?, "I remember, it was cool doing that scene, because you're able to reveal another side of Sam when a camera isn't necessarily on him. It was interesting to pull back the curtain, if you will, to really see what Sam has been doing, and who Sam is. It's very revealing".[10]
  • On December 21, 2021, it was revealed that Martha Stewart is a fan of the show when she asked about the character Frederick Law Olmstead.[11]