Apple inks deal for Emily Dickinson comedy series


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Hailee Steinfeld will star as Emily Dickinson.
Photo: Hailee Steinfeld

19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson is set to serve as the inspiration behind Apple’s newest TV show.

Apple reportedly ordered a full season of the comedy TV show that will use Dickinson’s environment to explore the constraints of society on gender and family.

The half-hour comedy will feature Hailee Steinfeld in the starring role as Dickinson who examines her out-of-place role in society with modern sensibilities. Hailee Steinfeld earned an Oscar nomination in 2010 for her role in the movie True Grit. Dickinson is considered one of the greatest poets of all time.

David Gordon Green of Pineapple Express and Vice Principals fame is set to direct and executive produce along with Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta from Sugar23 Productions. Alex Goldstone and Darlene Hunt are producing for Anonymous Content according to Deadline’s report.

Dickinson is the latest comedy series in Apple’s growing roster of shows. The iPhone-maker is also making comedy shows starring Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon and a show from the creators of Big Sick. Apple has a number of sci-fi and dramatic TV shows in the works as well.