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The third season of Dickinson will consists of 10 episodes. On October 8, 2020 it was announced that the series has been picked up for a third season by Apple TV+.[1]

The season premiered with the first three episodes on November 5, 2021, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday thereafter through December 24, 2021.[2]


In the third season, Emily Dickinson’s most productive time as an artist falls amid the raging American Civil War and an equally fierce battle that divides her own family. As Emily tries to heal the divides around her, she wonders if art can help keep hope alive, and whether the future can be better than the past.




Notable Guest Stars[]


Image Episode Information
Dickinson Photo 030102.jpg      "Hope is the thing with feathers"
Dickinson Photo 030204.jpg      "It feels a shame to be Alive"
  • Airdate: November 5, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season:22/2
  • Directed by: Silas Howard
  • Written by: Robbie MacDonald
ATV Dickinson Photo 030303.jpg.jpg      "The Soul has Bandaged moments"
  • Airdate: November 5, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 23/3
  • Directed by: Rachael Holder
  • Written by: Sophie Zucker
Dickinson Photo 030407.jpg      "This is my letter to the World"
  • Airdate: November 12, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 24/4
  • Directed by: Rachael Holder
  • Written by: Ken Greller & R. Eric Thomas
Dickinson Photo 030501.jpg      "Sang from the Heart, Sire"
  • Airdate: November 19, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 25/5
  • Directed by: Keith Powell
  • Written by: Alena Smith & Francis Weiss Rabkin
Dickinson Photo 030605.jpg      "A little Madness in the Spring"
  • Airdate: November 25, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 26/6
  • Directed by:Silas Howard
  • Written by: Ayo Edebiri
ATV Dickinson Photo 030705.jpg      "The Future never spoke"
  • Airdate: December 3, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 27/7
  • Directed by: Heather Jack
  • Written by: Alena Smith
Dickinson Photo 030804.jpg      "My life had stood - a loaded gun -"
  • Airdate: December 10, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 28/8
  • Directed by: Heather Jack
  • Written by: Robbie MacDonald
Dickinson Photo 030901.jpg      "Grief is a Mouse"
  • Airdate: December 17, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 29/9
  • Directed by: Ken Greller
  • Written by: Laura Terruso
Dickinson Photo 031004.jpg      This was a Poet -
  • Airdate: December 24, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 30/10
  • Directed by: Alena Smith
  • Written by: Alena Smith & R. Eric Thomas





  • On January 13, 2021, Ella Hunt and Hailee Steinfeld sat down with the Gay Times UK magazine, in which the two women talked about their characters being regarded as soulmates, and in turn they also got real about womanhood, messy relationships, and bringing queer romance into the mainstream.[4]
  • On February 27, 2021, it was mentioned how the show now seemed like a modern riff on the beloved poet that is Emily Dickinson. Thus, after two seasons, it looks more like a radical reading of the poems themselves.[5]
  • Ziwe joined the series as a cast member and a writer.[2]
  • Filming for season three began on March 17, 2021 and concluded on June 15, 2021.[6][7]
  • However, some scenes were filmed at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York.[8]
  • On September 2, 2021, a new promotional image was released to promote the upcoming third season for Apple TV+.[9]
  • On October 13, 2021, Apple TV+ released the trailer for the third and final season of “Dickinson.”[10]
    • On this same day Alena Smith revealed that she had learned about Chloe Fineman some time earlier thanks to Hailee sharing with her some videos of Chloe doing impressions. So its quite a full circle moment for everyone to now have her playing Sylvia Plath.[11]
    • As of today, screeners began to be released for certain people in the press.[12]
  • On October 16, 2021 Hailee Steinfeld and others in the cast and crew encouraged folks to binge watch the Dickinson tv series by stating that if one was to start watching the series on this day, and then watch one episode a day, this hypotheticsal person would be done by the time Season 3 premieres on November 5, 2021.[13]
  • On October 20, 2021, a fan asked Ella Hunt on Twitter if she had taken anything from set, and she responded by saying she took with her a corset, and also shared a BTS image as well.[14]
    • Also on this day the Houghton Library Twitter account teased that fans of the series could go behind the scenes of on November 10th 5:30PM EST![15][16]
  • On October 21, 2021, the women of Dickinson gave an interview where they talked about what fans can expect in Season three,along with some cool caveats of information such as:[17]
    • Shooting on location at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Long Island, the production used the site to shoot exterior scenes, doubling for Emily’s old stomping ground of Amherst, Massachusetts.[17]
    • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, strict COVID-19 safety measures were followed.[17]
    • Smith was directing that day for the show’s finale episode, and thus the crew were busy capturing the last moments of Emily’s TV story which is heavily influenced by the Civil War in Season 3. Steinfeld went onto tease that “We’re now in the time of the Civil War and Emily has this sort of newfound hope and excitement towards her writing and where she’s at”.[17]
    • Steinfeld furthed teases that “Emily’s grown so much in that she’s so grounded and present in what is going on around her, and she is so emotional about all of it … and she has made it her sole purpose to keep this hope alive and make sure that everyone that she loves and knows feels that there is hope,” says Steinfeld. “We can’t give that up. That’s kind of where we find her.”[17]
    • Sue for her part in Season 3 will be more serious after becoming enthralled in salon culture during Season 2.While Hunt admits that Sue still “really enjoys having brilliant people around her” in Season 3, she’s “much less oriented around the outside of the Dickinson family social, and much more about building a family for herself. Carving out what family means, for Sue.”[17]
    • As for Lavinia, she’s mourning the family she could have had. “Even though the reason for mourning has some greater good, which is the Civil War for Lavinia. It also means that all of her potential husbands and boyfriends have died or are dying,” Baryshnikov explains. “I think she’s having a moment that I can certainly relate to, but I think people at a lot of moments in their lives can, which is that she’s coming up against the wall of her own decisions.”[17]
    • Despite the emotional moments that lay ahead for Dickinson‘s characters amid the aforementioned Civil War, viewers can also expect plenty of laughs along the way.[17]
  • On October 25, 2021, Hailee mentioned how “I’ve always felt like this show has ultimately been about being seen and being heard, and I hope this show inspires people to be themselves unapologetically".[18]
    • Also on this day, it was revealed that November 2021 will be a busy month for Hailee who in addition to Dickinson, will also be promoting the release of the Hawkeye Disney+ series and Arcane, an animated series based on the insanely popular League of Legends video game franchise on Netflix.[19]
  • On October 26, 202, in regards to the final season and what that felt like Steinfeld said that, "Filming the final season was emotional for much of the cast. “The whole experience of shooting season three, for me, was very bittersweet,” Steinfeld says. “Just knowing that this was coming to an end. It's a hard thing to sort of come to terms with when it's something you have spent so much time with... It felt like this beautiful sense of closure. I feel like everything really came full circle”.[20]
    • Also on this day, Alena Smith revealed she was back on Twitter to begin promotion of the final season of Dickinson.[21]
  • On October 27, 2021, Alena Smith took to Twitter to shared a behind the scenes picture of Hailee Steinfeld for a scene in Season 3.[22]
  • On October 29, 2021, it was reported that Season 3 will officially premiere on Friday, November 5, on AppleTV+, which is just 10 short months after its second season premiered.[26]
    • Also on this day, Alena Smith teased the premiere of the final season by released one BTS image from Season 3.[27]

On October 30,2021, it was teased that Hailee Steinfeld is the undisputed streaming star of November 2021. This is because in addition to the final season of Dickinson premiering in November, there's also her MCU debut as Kate Bishop on Hawkeye and the release of Netflix's Arcane the animated prequel series to the iconic League of Legends video game. Steinfeld will be voicing Vi, the tough law enforcer and Champion of Piltover.[28]

  • On November 1, 2021, Hailee talked about the third and final season , which will kick off on Friday November 5, 2021 with three episodes. As Steinfeld prepares to say goodbye (and hello to playing Kate Bishop on the Disney+ series Hawkeye), she went onto say that it’s been “a great honor to play this literary icon and introduce, or maybe reintroduce, her unbelievable work to the world through the show".[29]
    • On November 2, 2021, there was a wrap party in Los Angeles, California that the cast and crew attended.[30]
    • Also on this day it was revealed that Ella Hunt arrived to the wrap party for the series wearing a pink tulle Prada ensemble; the very first look she’s worn by the Italian label—and matched the feminine gown with a more androgynous short haircut, paired with Mindi Mond rings and Repossi earrings, all thanks to her stylist, Sarah Slutsky.[31]
    • It was further revealed that while on location at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration during the summer of 2021, there was a setup which doubled for Emily’s native Amherst, Massachusetts. It was here that Smith and Steinfeld worked on a scene in front of Emily’s house, offering us a peek at how the duo help bring the magic they do to the small screen. “We’ve had an awesome experience over all of the seasons,” Smith gushed on set. “But I feel as we’ve developed this language together of Hailee and I getting to watch cuts… and making adjustments together”.[32]
    • Smith also mentioned that “I always planned this as a three season series that would reimagine and reframe Emily Dickinson’s coming of age story,” Smith told Decider later, during a press day for the series. “And I knew that would culminate in the Civil War because the four years of the Civil War happened to be Emily Dickinson’s most prolific time as a poet.”[33]
    • Adrian Enscoe for his part went onto say that, “This year, actually, Alena encouraged us to go deep into research more into attachment theory and how family dynamics work because those kinds of things are timeless, and that’s really what’s happening [in the season],” said castmember Adrian Blake Enscoe, who plays Emily’s brother, Austin. “It becomes a family drama.” Despite taking place in the 19th century, Dickinson has been commended for its modern lens and focus on women’s equality and LGBTQ issues.“It’s beautiful to see a man in the 1860s, which you think of as peak toxic masculinity, start to unpack what masculinity is and how gender is affecting him, as well as his sister and his wife,” Enscoe said of his character. “It was inspiring to me. It made me realize that the work is never done, it’s always going.”[34]
  • On November 3, 2021, Hailee Steinfeld and Elena Smith spoke to E! News about the upcoming season of Dickinson in which the titular poet grapples with the Civil War.[35]
  • On November 4, 2021 the official Dickinson Twitter account teased some tender Emisue moments in Season 1 and 2, by asking fans to take a trip down memory lane with Ella Hunt.[36]
    • It was revealed that the first three episodes of the series will actually be out on AppleTV+ at 6PM PST/ 9pm EST on November 4, 2021 instead of the previously revealed November 5, 2021.Moreover, a promotional image was also released via this same tweet.[37]
    • Also, Ella Hunt teased that in order to celebrate the premiere of the final season, she'd be hosting a proper send off for the series via an instagram live.[38]
    • Smith also confirmed that Rachael Holder will be directing the third and fourth episode of the series.[39]
  • On November 6, 2021, Smith praised the set decoration done by Marina Parker during the filming of Season 3.[40]
    • Ella Hunt wnt onto say to Pink News she and Hailee Steinfeld were only able to craft their beautiful on-screen relationship because they “deeply trust” each other in real life.[41]
  • On November 7, 2021, Smith also went onto tease Billy Eichner's appearance as Walt Whitman in a tweet.[42]
  • On November 8, 2021, Smith revealed that Dickinson is currently at its highest level of demand ever according to Parrot Analytics! So she urged fans to keep sharing and talking and watching ths show, to make sure it becomes a global hit.[43]
    • Also on this day, it was revealed that Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the Jay Heritage Center both served as filming locations for the series’ final season.[44]
    • Moreover,according to Anna Baryshnikov, the character of Lavinia responds to the Civil War in a much different fashion than her older sister as she says how, "This season she’s really coming to terms with the fact that her life is not exactly as she expected," says Baryshnikov. "And I think the war really gives her something to throw those feelings into. And so, without giving too much away, on top of the sewing circles, she starts to experiment with performance art as a way to feel closer to the fallen soldiers, and in typical Lavinia fashion, it’s totally ridiculous."[45]
  • On November 9, 2021, fans of Dickinson finally got a first look at Billy Eichner as Walt Whitman in the form of a promotional image for his debut episode.[46]
    • Also on this day Smith revealed that she and the other crew members stated that she had planned to set the final season during the Civil War conflict. However, she says that “What we did not know was that there would be a pandemic, and that it would have echoes of the Civil War”.[47]
    • Enscoe also opened up about the series' third, and final, season, saying that he feels "so proud and grateful to this series" due in part to its uniqueness. He elaborated further by saying how, "When we came on the series, it was nothing I had ever seen before," he said. "I really feel like the ecosystem is changing. I feel [Dickinson creator] Alena Smith was doing something with Apple TV. That was really pushing the envelope and I'm just so proud of our amazing castmates and having gotten to watch everybody grow and learn with the characters. It feels right to leave them where we leave them. If you watch this third season to the end, you'll see. We leave the Dickinsons in a much better place than when we start". Elaborating on the "love triangle" between their characters, Hunt offered how "building the Emmy Sue relationship" with Steinfeld is "one of the most fulfilling relationships" she's ever portrayed in her career on screen.[48]
  • On November 10, 2021, Smith said that one unintentional thing that came out of filming this show was Dickinson comments on life during the COVID-19 pandemic.[49]
  • On November 11, 2021, Smith told fans of the series that for everyone who keeps asking her about Dickinson merch, dvds, blu-rays, etc, that she is PERSONALLY WORKING ON IT but to also please address such requests to the studios @wiip_ent and @anoncontent![50]
    • While it's true that the show took significant liberties with historical accuracy based on the contemporary songs and dialogue alone. It is confirmed that, despite the hilarity of both of Emily's encounters with famous authors on the show, Emily never met Louisa May Alcott or Henry David Thoreau in real life. Martha says, "Louisa’s father spoke in Amherst in 1878, nearly two decades after this series is set. But I haven’t seen any evidence that she was entertained in the Dickinson houses in the 1850s. [Emily] never met Thoreau either.[51]
  • On Friday, Nov. 12,2021 a scene featuring Billy Eichner as Walt Whitman, who gives Hailee Steinfeld's Emily Dickinson a lesson in poetry, love and more was released.[52]
  • On November 14, 2021, a promotional image and corresponding BTS image were shared by the official Twitter account for the AppleTV+ series.[53]
  • On November 16, 2021, Smith got candid about the behind the scenes writing process and saying how, she " do[es] the same amount of work on all the episodes. And everyone in the room contributes to all of them too. TV writing is weird that way..."[54]
    • Also on this day Steinfeld talked to Cosmopolitan in which she talked about wrapping up her work on the final season of Dickinson, as well as her entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kate Bishop, in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.[55]
  • Moreover,Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen as seen on the show were revealed to be opened for the public to see until December 5th, 2021.[56][57]
  • On November 17, 2021, it was revealed that Dickinson Season 3 is Certified Fresh at 100% on the Tomato meter, with 21 reviews.[58]
  • On November 18, 2021 Smith mentioned how they had to take a whole wall out of the show's set to film one of the Season 3 episode of Dickinson, because in Covid times, SINGING IS DANGEROUS.[59]
    • Smith also mentioned how "We started shooting before anyone was vaccinated in the dead of NYC winter. Everyone involved had to make difficult choices based on their own comfort levels on any given day of shooting. It took incredible team effort and trust, and I'm so proud of what we made..."[60]
  • On November 19, 2021, Smith mentioned in a tweet how in creating and writing for Dickinson, she wanted to show how people who were living through history were just like us. But admitedly, she thinks that it's kind of a scary idea, that not much has changed. That the way the world felt during the Civil War wasn't that different."[61]
    • Smith also revealed that one of the episodes featured stunning quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum.[62]
    • Much to the chagrin of the EmiSue fans, Alena confirmed that while, there was a kiss scripted right after Emily tells Sue she loves her, they we were not able to shoot it due to Covid-19 protocols.[63]
    • A musical episode also took place, and it came in the form of a Dickinson family singalong, rather than an entire musical episode, but according to Ella Hunt swears the entire cast was definitely game for it. She explains how “that was something that we — the whole cast in fact — were pushing for this season was to have a musical episode, which we sort of get round to having,” Hunt explained to TheWrap. “But another limitation of COVID time is that having us all singing together in a room is actually really not conducive to a healthy work environment right now. Yeah, a lot of spit. It’s not safe, which is so funny. But I’m really glad that we have this sing-along episode.”[64]
  • On November 22, 2021, Smith counts Vera Chytilová’s 1966 film Daisiesas an aesthetic reference throughout the series, it was particularly influential in the season two finale, in which Emily and Sue (Ella Hunt),consummate their mutual desire in an “epic love-making scene where they go all over the house and make a huge mess in every room, have cake on the table and rose petals in the bath.” (A moment that didn’t make it into the final edit had Emily and Sue cutting up newspapers with scissors just like Daisies’ Maries.) “I had everyone from Silas Howard, who was directing, to Hailee and Ella Hunt and our production designers look at Daisies as visual inspiration for how I wanted that montage to play out.”[65]
  • On November 23, 2021, Smith was asked by a fan which was her favorite Season 3 episode. To which she said that: 307, 308, 309 and 310 are all her faves, and a result, she can’t pick just one.[66]
  • On November 24, 2021, Alena told GAY TIMES that “I’m just as excited for people to get interested in Emily Dickinson 10 years from now and say let me go watch that show on Apple TV+. I hope that we have made a piece of work that will stand the test of time. This show matters from an LGBTQ+ perspective, from just a Dickinson studies perspective, and there are all kinds of different ways to keep enjoying it down the road”. Agreeing with the creator, Ella also found a unique affinity with the series. “Dickinson empowered because, at the core of the show, it is about an artist who believed and trusted in her instincts,” Ella says over the phone. “It’s been amazing to go on this journey with this character at this stage in my life. Elena has been so thoughtful in the way that she has written all of our character arcs, especially Sue’s. It’s the greatest gift she could have written me.”[67]
  • On November 25, 2021, Jane Krakowski mention how in regars to Mrs. Dickinson, “It was interesting for me to play one of the more contained characters in the program, especially emotionally,” Krakowski noted. “What was nice about the gradual growth is that I enjoyed playing her more and more each year. And I enjoyed that the baby steps that Mrs. Dickinson took were huge steps for the character itself.”[68]
  • On November 26, 2021, Smith revealed that the sixth episode of the third and finale season contains references to Girl Interrupted and the Yellow Wallpaper respectively.[69]
    • Also on this day, in this episode, Krakowski reunited with fellow 30 Rock alum Marceline Hugot, better known as the actress who played Kathy Geiss, the daughter of GE CEO Don Geiss, over 30 Rock’s seven year run! Fans will instantly recognize her and be delighted, but no one was more thrilled than Jane.[70]
  • On November 27, 2021, Smith mentioned that that the song "Get Low" by Baby Glume at the end of A little Madness in the Spring isn’t even her favorite song of hers that viewers are gonna hear this season💎🎶💞.[71]
  • On November 30, 2021, Alena Smith teased on twitter Chloe appearing this episode as Sylvia Plath.[72]
  • On December 2, 2021, in the seventh episode, Emily and her sister, Lavinia (Anna Baryshnikov) end up receiving a chance to go to the future. A sneak peek of episode 7, “The Future Never Spoke,” written by Ziwe and creator Alena Smith and directed by Heather Jack shared the episode to ET.[73]
    • Smith also confirmed that the real Emily Dickinson growing cannabis is a lesser known fact about the poet.[74]
    • Smith also gave a shoutout to Heather Jack, who was director for the seventh and eight episodes of the final season.[75]
    • On Instagram during a Q&A Steinfeld was asked what her favorite scene on Dickinson was. To which she said that it was Season 3, Episode 7, Scene 9, which is when Emily admits she's in love with Sue to Vinnie and her sister gives her advice on that.[76]
    • Also on this day, Samuel Farnsworth revealed that his co-star Hailee Steinfeld really took him “under her wing” and showed him the ropes throughout filming the show’s three seasons.[77]
    • In addition,a clip showing Ziwe tackling the role of Sojourner Truth,with more of a comedic take on her part was released. Sojourner tals to Betty, played by Amanda Warren urging her friend to get her groove back. In the clip, Sojourner plays wing woman and encourages Betty to start dating again, emphasizing that there’s never a “good time” to get back out there – you just have to do it and put yourself first.[78]
  • On December 3, 2021, Alena Smith sat down with BuzzFeed to chat about how the time travel episode allowed Emily to grow so much. Alena explained that while this episode is filled with comedic moments, it also has a "dark premise."[79]
    • Also on this day it was confirmed that Austin Dickinson was actually a draft dodger.In fact, Dickinson even got the fact that it was an Irishman that Austin paid to take his place correct. And actually, the way he went about doing it was perfectly legal at the time, and it even had a formal name known as substitution.[80]
  • On December 5, 2021, Sylvia Plath explains to Emily and Lavinia that it’s “common knowledge” that Emily was a lonely, “miserable, dried-up spinster” who wore white and cried. Increasingly frustrated, Emily and Lavinia insist that what Sylvia says is not true, but Sylvia remains convinced. For Smith, it’s this moment that Dickinson showrunner Alena Smith says allowed her to confront the “myth” about the show’s subject that the series has sought to dispel.[81]
    • Also on this day, Smith revealed on Twitter that when Emily says she’s never been in love with a man, this in turn means that she was not in love with Ben Newton.[82]
  • On December 8, 2021, Alena was asked if the deleted scenes/bloopers/behind the scenes have been kept somewhere?, She mentioned that the raw footage exists somewhere but they don’t have any editors to go through and cut it.[83]
  • On December 9, 2021,it was mentioned that for the series eight episode of this final season, it was used to honor Frazar Stearns, son of the Amherst College President who died in battle in 1862. His grave is in the same cemetery where Emily, Lavinia, their parents and grandparents were buried.[84]
    • According to Parrot Analytics, Dickinson is in the top 100 shows worldwide and is currently #2 on Apple.[85]
  • On December 10, 2021, Steinfeld revealed that “the whole Inferno episode was probably my favorite nightmare I’ve ever personally lived through,” and that in order “To get to encounter every character and have these conversations with them that are the complete opposite of what Emily could ever hope for was [wild].” Moreover, Steinfeld said that “I remember the first time we did it, after the first take, I was truly affected by all of their performances,” and that in the end “That’s what Emily’s poetry is. And that’s what this show is, ultimately. So, although it was one of those surreal moments, it felt very real for me.”[86]
    • Also on this day Ella Hunt mentioned how she "love[d] being a part of a show that explores all elements of queerness."[87]
    • Moreover, it was announced on December 10, which is the 191st anniversary of the Sagittarius poet’s birthday, the series was to donate props and costume from the show, which includes antique furniture, lighting fixtures, and over 100 costume pieces. In a statement, the museum said that items from the show were “sourced in the same ways the Museum would have done so to acquire appropriate objects for its collection.” Despite technically lacking “Dickinson provenance,” the furnishings will be incorporated into the décor of the museum. Virtually the entire intact kitchen from Dickinson’s home in the series will migrate to the real Homestead, which is currently closed for a restoration project...[88]
  • On December 11, 2021, Smith talked about the real-world inspiration for a scene with Billy Eichner as Walt Whitman, as she explained how "there was a bar called Pfaff's Beer Cellar that Walt Whitman would frequent. It was on the Bowery in New York City. Whitman, who was working as a nurse in a Civil War field hospital, would, you know, do his rounds in the day, and then go to Pfaff's to blow off steam at night...The bar was absolutely a queer space. The waiters would wear aprons with no clothes underneath their gown," she laughed. "We got to show one of those in the show."[89]
  • On December 13, 2021, Alena Smith thanked Laura Terruso, the episode's writer for the way they were able to bring the EmiSue scene to life.[90]
  • On December 14, 2021, Alena Smith also revealed that it was challenging to film that EmiSue for the penultimate episode Grief is a Mouse scene during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.[91]
  • On December 15, 2021, a sneak peek with Mrs. Dickinson not wanting to get up from bed after still mourning her sister's death was released.[92]
  • On December 16, 2021, Kevin Yee revealed that the 9th episode of season 3 was his last appearance on the series as Toshiaki.[93]
  • On December 17, 2021, Alena Smith further confirmed that Maggie as portrayed by Darlene Hunt would be appearing in the series finale.[95]
    • Also on this day, Smith revealed in a tweet that in the Emisue Love Scene, they shot this scene with music playing (but it was not not the song 'Ivy' by Taylor Swift"; instead another song was selected that they hoped would work the way "Your Best American Girl" did for the volcano scene in Season 1's I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’). However, there was no sound recorded from Hailee or Ella on the day, just that song.[96]
    • Moreover, Smith also asked fans of the show on this day if they make Emily’s birthday (which is December 10th) like annual holiday of sorts. A way to celebrate would be to binge the whole show beginning to end and reminisce, make new connections, etc.🖤[97]
  • On December 18, 2021, it was also confirmed that Swift allowed for the song "Ivy" from her Evermore albumto be used and went onto subsequely play in the end credits of the episode.[98]
  • On December 19, 2021, it was revealed that a grave of Niijima Jo in Kyoto,Japan exists and he is likely inspiration for Toshiaki on Dickinson. A fan of the show joked if Smith would make a Toshiaki spinoff with Kevin Yee as a lead.[99]
  • On December 21, 2021, in a 1-on-1 interview with Collider, executive producer Smith talked about how she always knew that Dickinson would be a three-season series, how she wanted to reimagine and re-frame Dickinson’s origin story as America’s greatest female poet, the impact of the Civil War on her work, the intense emotional journey she went on while making the show, making her directorial debut with the series finale, her collaborative relationship with Steinfeld, and how much the final moments were directly inspired by the poetry.[100]
  • on December 22, 2021, a sneak peek with Death and Emily was released ahead of the series finale titled: This was a Poet -.[101]
    • Also on this day, Ella Hunt and Adrian Blake Enscoe broke down Sue and Austin's 'non-traditional' relationship and the beauty in Sue's messiness.[102]
  • On December 23, 2021, someone asked if it was truly in the script or if Anna Baryshnikov just fall and they left it in?💀 in the series finale. To which Anna replied she had indeed fallen.[103]
  • On December 24, 2021, Steinfeld mentioned that despite the series finale of “Dickinson” being available to stream on Apple TV+, and for as much as fans are struggling with saying goodbye, she is struggling just as much, if not more. In fact, Steinfeld admits that she may need a bit of time before she can even bring herself to watch it...[104]
  • On December 25, 2021, Smith was asked what her top three episodes from the entire series were. She quickly responded that it was too hard, so instead she wen onto highlight one from each season such as: the circus episode in Season 1 Episode 7:We lose - because we win🎪, the opera episode in Season 2, Episode 6:Split the Lark 🕊 and the time travel episode in Season 3, Episode 7: The Future never spoke.🌪 She also said that an honorable mention goes to every ep with a dance party in it 👯‍♀️.[105]
  • On December 26, 2021, Smith mentioned that she's not going to stop being proud of the fact that she effectively redistributed wealth from the biggest corporation on Earth (i.e. Apple TV+) to a very small museum in the home of a historically neglected American female poet.[106]
  • On December 27, 2021, Smith also mentioned that when it comes to Blu-rays for all three seasons of Dickinson is that they can't legally make them until a year from the time that the series finale airs.[107]
  • On December 29, 2021, Smith went onto mention in a tweet that Dickinson exposes the seamy underbelly of 19th century American poetry.[108]
  • On January 2, 2022, when it came to crafting the final scene of the Apple TV+ show, Smith, said that, “I was sort of haunted by that line ‘The mermaids in the basement / Came out to look at me,’ and I see the mermaids as a symbol of female creativity and also as a symbol of something that can never quite be reached but is always calling to you. Similarly the act of rowing, that is something that you hear in different poems of Emily’s. I think it’s hopefully a visual statement about female agency and female creativity and the sort of siren call of all the poems that she has yet to write.”[109]


  1. ‘Dickinson’ Renewed For Season 3 At Apple As Streamer Plots Early 2021 Launch For Season 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 ‘Dickinson’ To End With Season 3; Apple TV+ Sets Premiere Date & Reveals Teaser
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 ‘Dickinson’ Announces Season 3 End; Releases Teaser and Guest Stars for Final Season - Variety
  4. Dickinson: Hailee Steinfeld and Ella Hunt on playing TV’s favourite period romance - Gay Times
  5. Alena Smith’s Subversive “Dickinson” - New Yorker
  6. Alena Smith March 17, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  7. Alena Smith June 15, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  8. Dickinson At Kaufman in 2021 - Kaufmanastoria.com
  9. Ella Hunt September 2, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  10. Dickinson Season 3 Official Trailer - Apple TV+
  11. Hailee Steinfeld News Oct. 13, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  12. Lisa Steinberg Oct. 13, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  13. Nora Dominick Oct. 16, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  14. Ella Hunt Oct. 20, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  15. Houghton Library Oct. 20, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  16. Tell all the truth but tell it slant — Behind the Scenes of Apple TV+’s Dickinson - Harvard Zoom
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 The Women of ‘Dickinson’ Preview Hope, Mourning & More to Come in Season 3 - TV Insider
  18. Hailee Steinfeld on Dickinson and inspiring people to ‘be themselves unapologetically - Breaking News.ie
  19. Steinfall: Your November/December Hailee Steinfeld Streaming Guide - Decider
  20. Creator And Stars Of ‘Dickinson’ Talk The Upcoming Final Season - Forbes
  21. Alena Smith Oct. 26, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  22. Alena Smith Oct. 27, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  23. Dickinson Oct. 27, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  24. Alena Smith Oct. 27, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  25. Alena Smith Oct. 27, 2021 Tweet Part II - Twitter
  26. Dickinson: When does season 3 of the AppleTV+ series premiere? - Culturess
  27. Alena Smith Oct. 29, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  28. Why Hailee Steinfeld Is The Streaming Star Of November 2021 - Screen Rant
  29. Hailee Steinfeld on Saying Goodbye to 'Dickinson' and Hello to 'Hawkeye' - ET
  30. Apple TV+’s Season 3 ‘Dickinson’ Premiere Red Carpet Roundup - RCFA
  31. [https://www.wmagazine.com/culture/ella-hunt-dickinson-season-3-premiere-getting-ready-glam/ GETTING READY WITH... Ella Hunt Takes Us Inside the Final Dickinson Premiere - W Magazine]
  32. ‘Dickinson’s Hailee Steinfeld & Alena Smith on Bringing Emily’s Final Chapter to TV - TV Insider
  33. Inside ‘Dickinson’s Final Season: Hot Sets, Sexy Mourners and Civil Wars - Decider
  34. ‘Dickinson’ Team Celebrates Female Empowerment at Final Season Premiere - Hollywood Reporter
  35. Hailee Steinfeld Teases Billy Eichner's "Electric" and Pivotal Dickinson Performance - E! Online
  36. Dickinson Nov. 4, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  37. Alena Smith Nov. 4, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  38. Ella Hunt Nov. 4, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  39. Alena Smith Nov. 4, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  40. Alena Smith Nov. 6, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  41. Dickinson’s Ella Hunt says show ’empowered’ her to explore her own queerness: ‘I am still evolving’ - Pink News
  42. Alena Smith Nov. 7, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  43. Smith Nov. 8, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  44. How Two Historic House Museums Were Transformed for Season Three of Dickinson - House Beautiful
  45. Stars talk final season of Apple TV+ series 'Dickinson' - Fox Atlanta
  46. Alena Smith Nov. 9, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  47. ‘Dickinson’ Uses the Civil War to Explore Modern Divisions - NYT
  48. 'Dickinson' Stars Adrian Blake Enscoe, Ella Hunt Reveal Why They're 'So Proud' of Season 3 - Pop Culture
  49. Dickinson Season 3: How The Pandemic Fits Into The Civil War Story - Screen Rant
  50. Alena Smith Nov. 11, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  51. Is 'Dickinson' Historically Accurate to Emily Dickinson's Life? - Distractify
  52. Billy Eichner's Dickinson Character Is Giving Us Billy on the Street Vibes - E! Online
  53. Dickinson Nov. 14, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  54. Alena Smith Nov. 16, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  55. Everybody Wants Hailee Steinfeld - Cosmopolitan
  56. Showstoppers NY Tweet - Twitter
  57. Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen - Showclix
  58. Alena Smith Nov. 17, 2021 - Twitter
  59. Alena Smith Nov. 18, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  60. Alena Smith Nov. 18, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  61. Alena Smitch Nov. 19, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  62. Alena Smith Nov. 19, 2021 Tweet Part II - Twitter
  63. Alena Smith Nov. 19, 2021 Tweet Part III - Twitter
  64. ‘Dickinson’ Star Ella Hunt Says the Cast Pushed for a Whole Musical Episode, But COVID Said No - The Wrap
  65. How ‘Mad Men’ and the Czech New Wave Inspired Apple TV+’s ‘Dickinson’ - Hollywood Reporter
  66. Alena Smith Nov. 23, 2021 Tweet- Twitter
  67. Ella Hunt and Alena Smith on Dickinson’s lasting queer legacy - Gay Times UK
  68. ‘Dickinson’: Jane Krakowski Breaks Down Mrs. Dickinson’s “Baby Steps” Evolution - Decider
  69. Alena Smith Nov. 26, 2021 Tweet -Twitter
  70. Jane Krakowski On That Surprise ’30Rock’ Cameo On ‘Dickinson’: ‘I Couldn’tBelieve It’ - Hollywood Life
  71. Alena Smith Nov. 27, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  72. Alena Smith Nov. 30, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  73. 'Dickinson' Season 3 Sneak Peek: Hailee Steinfeld and Anna Baryshnikov Travel to the Future - ET Online
  74. Alena Smith Dec. 2, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  75. Alena Smith Dec. 2, 2021 Tweet Part II - Twitter
  76. Proof of Hailee Steinfeld answers Q &A - Twitter
  77. HELPFUL HAILEE Dickinson’s Samuel Farnsworth reveals how co-star Hailee Steinfeld ‘took him under her wing’ & taught him to ‘speak up’ - The Sun
  78. “Dickinson” Exclusive: Ziwe Puts Her Special Sauce On Sojourner Truth In This Comedic Clip - Global Grind
  79. Here's How "Dickinson" Pulled Off The Hilarious Future Episode With Emily Dickinson And Sylvia Plath - Buzzfeed
  80. ‘Dickinson': Was Austin Actually a Draft Dodger? - The Wrap
  81. ‘Dickinson’ Boss on How Time-Travel Episode Allowed Her to Confront Myths About Famed Poet - Hollywood Reporter
  82. Alena Smith Dec. 5, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  83. Alena Smith Dec. 8, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  84. Emily Dickinson Museum Tweet - Twitter
  85. Alena Smith Dec. 9, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  86. Hailee Steinfeld & ‘Dickinson’ Team on Season 3’s Affecting Inferno Episode - TV Insider
  87. Why Dickinson was a "queer dream" for Ella Hunt in season 3 - Digital Spy
  88. Props from TV Show Dickinson Acquired by Emily Dickinson Museum and Harvard University - Hyperallergic
  89. Dickinson season 3 boss breaks down key scene with AHS's Billy Eichner in episode 4 - Digital Spy
  90. Dec. 13, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  91. Dec. 14, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  92. ‘Dickinson’ Exclusive: Emily Tries to Get Mrs. Dickinson out of Bed - Decider
  93. Kevin Yee Dec. 16, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  94. Samuel Farnsworth Dec. 16, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  95. Maggie appearing in Series finale Confirmation Tweet - Twitter
  96. Smith Dec. 17, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  97. Alena Smith Dec. 17, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  99. Alana Smith Dec. 19, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  100. 'Dickinson' Showrunner Alena Smith on Her Three-Season Plan, Directing the Finale, and Finding the Right Ending Scene - Collider
  101. Sneak Peek: Wiz Khalifa's Timely Advice in Dickinson Series Finale - E News Online
  102. Dickinson's Sue & Austin Find the Joy in Their 'Non-Traditional' Relationship - CBR
  103. Anna Baryshnikov Dec. 23, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  104. ‘Dickinson’ Star Hailee Steinfeld on Why ‘It Might Take Me A Few Weeks’ to Watch The Series Finale - The Wrap
  105. Alena Smith Dec. 25, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  106. Alena Smith Dec. 26, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  107. Alena Smith Dec. 27, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  108. Alena Smith Dec. 29, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  109. ‘Dickinson’ Boss, Hailee Steinfeld on “Female Agency” in Final Scene, “Fearless” Takeaways - Hollywood Reporter