The debut of season two of the Apple TV+ comedy series Dickinson has been scheduled for early January. But Apple is so pleased with this award-winning program based on the life of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson it went ahead and committed to a third season on Thursday.
Dickinson is not some boring biography
Season one of Dickinson was one of the first shows on Apple TV+, and it won a Peabody. The show is inspired by the life of the famous poet, not a docudrama, as there are frequent, deliberate anachronisms. For example, rapper Wiz Khalifa will return in season two playing Death personified.
Hailee Steinfeld returns to play the title character. According to Apple, “In the second season, Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld) 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.”
Joining the cast in the upcoming season will be Finn Jones of Game of Thrones. Returning cast members include Jane Krakowski, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Toby Huss and Adrian Blake Enscoe.
To learn more, watch the teaser trailer for the upcoming season Apple released Thursday.
Dickinson season two is scheduled to launch Friday, January 8, 2021, with three half-hour episodes. Afterward, new episodes will appear weekly, every Friday, exclusively on Apple TV+.
This video streaming service does not release viewership figures for any of its shows, but Apple’s ongoing support for this teen comedy would seem to indicate its finding an audience. The show has a 75% critics rating on RottenTomatoes. The audience score is 90%.