The subject of 19th-century poets doesn’t usually scream “comedy” to us, but Apple has plans to make it work.
The tech company recently ordered “Dickinson” straight to series,reports. The coming-of-age comedy will be divided into half-hour episodes and feature as the titular character, poet Emily Dickinson. The story, which is being penned by Alena Smith, will reportedly chronicle a portion of the famed American writer’s life, including the obstacles she faced in being taken seriously as a young woman ahead of her time. David Gordon Green is attached as the director.
Steinfeld is yet another high-profile actress ready to take on an original series for Apple. The Oscar nominee follows in the footsteps of Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, and Jennifer Aniston, among others. The stars have all signed on to star in Apple shows. So far, however, there’s no word as to who Steinfeld’s “Dickinson” cast mates will be.
“Dickinson” does not yet have a release date.