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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 will premiere 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.





Image Episode Information
Dickinson Photo 030102.jpg      "Hope is the thing with feathers"
Dickinson Photo 030202.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
Dickinson Photo 030301.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
Apple TV Dickinson key art 16 9.png      "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
Apple TV Dickinson key art 16 9.png      "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
Apple TV Dickinson key art 16 9.png      "A little Madness in the Spring"
  • Airdate: November 25, 2021
  • No.overall /No. in season: 26/6
  • Directed by: TBA
  • Written by: TBA
Apple TV Dickinson key art 16 9.png      TBA
  • Airdate: TBA
  • No.overall /No. in season: 27/7
  • Directed by: TBA
  • Written by: TBA
Apple TV Dickinson key art 16 9.png      TBA
  • Airdate: TBA
  • No.overall /No. in season: 28/8
  • Directed by: TBA
  • Written by: TBA
Apple TV Dickinson key art 16 9.png      TBA
  • Airdate: TBA
  • No.overall /No. in season: 29/9
  • Directed by: TBA
  • Written by: TBA
Apple TV Dickinson key art 16 9.png      TBA
  • Airdate: TBA
  • No.overall /No. in season: 30/10
  • Directed by: TBA
  • Written by: TBA





  • 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]
  • On November 7, 2021, Smith also went onto tease Billy Eichner's appearance as Walt Whitman in a tweet.[41]
  • 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.[42]
    • 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.[43]
  • 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.[44]
    • 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”.[45]
    • 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.[46]
  • 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.[47]
  • 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![48]
  • 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..."[49]
  • On November 17, 2021, it was revealed that Dickinson Season 3 is Certified Fresh at 100% on the Tomato meter, with 21 reviews.[50]
  • 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.[51]
    • 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..."[52]


  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 ‘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. Alena Smith Nov. 7, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  42. Smith Nov. 8, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  43. How Two Historic House Museums Were Transformed for Season Three of Dickinson - House Beautiful
  44. Alena Smith Nov. 9, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  45. ‘Dickinson’ Uses the Civil War to Explore Modern Divisions - NYT
  46. 'Dickinson' Stars Adrian Blake Enscoe, Ella Hunt Reveal Why They're 'So Proud' of Season 3 - Pop Culture
  47. Dickinson Season 3: How The Pandemic Fits Into The Civil War Story - Screen Rant
  48. Alena Smith Nov. 11, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  49. Alena Smith Nov. 16, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  50. Alena Smith Nov. 17, 2021 - Twitter
  51. Alena Smith Nov. 18, 2021 Tweet - Twitter
  52. Alena Smith Nov. 18, 2021 Tweet - Twitter