Apple has given a straight-to-series order to Dickinson, a half-hour comedy starring Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld (Pitch Perfect 3, True Grit) in the title role of 1800s poet Emily Dickinson, from Paul Lee’s recently launched independent studio, wiip., David Gordon Green, Darlene Hunt, Michael Sugar and Anonymous Content.
Written by Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom), Dickinson is set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily (Steinfeld), audaciously exploring 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. Dickinson is Emily’s coming-of-age story – one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.
Smith executive produces with David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Vice Principals), who also is set to direct, along with Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta (Maniac) for Sugar23 Productions; Alex Goldstone for Anonymous Content; and Darlene Hunt (The Big C, I Heart Huckabees).