‘Dickinson’ is a coming-of-age dramedy that reimagines beloved poet Emily Dickinson as a rebellious teen who just wants to carve out her own path on her own terms, free of the constraints of society, gender, and family expectations. Created by Alena Smith, the show stars Hailee Steinfeld – who also serves as an executive producer – as the titular protagonist.
The critically acclaimed Apple TV+ original series was picked up for season 2 as soon as it dropped on the streamer, alongside fellow freshman series ‘The Morning Show,’ ‘See,’ and ‘For All Mankind.’ So fans are naturally eager for its sophomore edition. Here’s everything we know about ‘Dickinson’ season 2!
Dickinson Season 2 Release Date
‘Dickinson’ season 1 premiered on November 1, 2019, on Apple TV+. All ten episodes dropped on the same day on the streaming platform.
Fans will be delighted to know that ‘Dickinson’ season 2 is slated for a return on January 8, 2021, with the first three episodes. The rest of the seven episodes of the second season will premiere weekly on Fridays. What’s more? The series has earned an early renewal for a third season.
Dickinson Season 2 Cast: Who is in it?
Season 2 will see its pivotal cast members come back. Hailee Steinfeld is, of course, reprising her role as Emily Dickinson alongside the returning cast from season 1, which includes Adrian Blake Enscoe as Austin Dickinson, Jane Krakowski as Emily Norcross Dickinson, Anna Baryshnikov as Lavinia “Vinnie” Dickinson, Ella Hunt as Sue Gilbert, Toby Huss as Edward Dickinson, and the delightful Wiz Khalifa as Death.
In terms of new characters, the upcoming season is bringing in an intriguing list of guest stars, which includes Nick Kroll as Edgar Allan Poe, Timothy Simons (‘Veep’) as Frederick Law Olmstead, Ayo Edebiri (‘Big Mouth’) as Hattie, and Will Pullen as Nobody. They’ll also be joined by Finn Jones (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Iron Fist’), who’ll play Samuel Bowles, an energetic and magnetic newspaper editor, and Pico Alexander (‘Home Again’) who is set to star as Henry “Ship” Shipley, an Amherst College dropout who tenants a room at the Dickinsons’.
Dickinson Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
Season 1 finale of ‘Dickinson’ sees Emily reeling from the untimely death of Ben. But for the happy occasion of Sue and Austin’s wedding, she decides to put on a brave face and revel in their joyous reunion instead. Sue tells Emily that she’s pregnant, and Emily is through the roof upon hearing this. When Austin walks in on Emily’s proclamation of her unbridled love for Sue in a heartfelt poem, he not only lashes out at her but also uninvites her from his own wedding.
At Austin’s behest, Emily has locked herself in her room. Devastated by the turn of events, Emily’s struck by an epiphany and confronts her father that she is indeed a poet and that she’s going to write hundreds of thousands of poems and go on to become one of the greatest poets of all time. There is absolutely nothing, or no one, who could stop her. To which he simply says, “Yes, Emily. I know.”
Season 2 will pull Emily out of her private literary life and thrust her into the public eye, while she struggles with the sense that the pursuit of fame might be a dangerous game for her to play. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, creator Alena Smith revealed that season 2 would explore Emily’s position on fame. “Season 1 gives one answer, which is it was patriarchy and her father was opposed to women publishing. Season 2 is going to completely turn that on its head or inside out and give a very different answer, which is that Emily herself had a deeply ambivalent relationship to fame,” Smith explained.
She added, “Season 2 is really all about fame and the attention economy, which was a central concern in Emily Dickinson’s poems. She wrote many, many poems about fame and about running from fame or rejecting fame. But she definitely had an obsession about fame even if she was subverting it.”
Dickinson Season 2 Trailer
The full-length trailer for season 2 is yet to come, but we do have an official teaser announcing the premiere date for the upcoming season. “Oh great spirit, should I seek fame?” Emily asks in the teaser as she and her friends conduct a séance from her home to help her make a life-altering decision such as this. Check it out below!
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