Hailee Steinfeld Stars in Emily Dickinson Sitcom. Trailer Released.

Posted on May 30, 2018

Hailee Steinfeld at 2018 Met Gala

Hailee Steinfeld will play American poet Emily Dickinson in an upcoming series ordered by Apple. Variety reports that Alena Smith will be writer and executive producer of the series. David Gordon Green will direct and executive produce. It is a straight-to-series order meaning a full first season will be produced for Apple.

Dickinson was 18th century poet. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830. Her poetry was not recognized until after death. You can read some of her poems here. Dickinson wrote nearly 1800 poems.

The series starring Steinfeld will be set in Dickinson's 18th century era. However, Deadline reports that it will have a "modern sensibility and tone." Deadline also says the series will explore "the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn't fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view."

Hailee has managed to succeed in both music and acting in her young career. Her acting roles in movies have included True Grit, Pitch Perfect 3 and Ender's Game. Her latest single is "Capital Letters." Hailee shared the above image from her hotel room at the Met Gala on Instagram. She wrote, "Started at 14, now I’m here. #MetBall." She was 14 years old when she lander her role in True Grit. She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.

Update 9-28-19: The series is being called Dickinson. Apple says, "Hailee Steinfeld stars as Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily's determined to become the world's greatest poet."

Dickinson poster


The series will also star Adrian Enscoe, Ella Hunt, Toby Huss and Jane Krakowsi. You can find more information about the series on IMDB. The official teaser trailer has been released by Apple TV+. The series will premiere on November 1st, 2019.



Photos: Hailee Steinfeld/Apple TV+