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Apple orders half-hour comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld

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, reports Deadline.

Written by Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom), Dickinson is set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. According to Deadline, it takes viewers into the world of Emily (Steinfeld, pictured), 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. 

This will be Apple’s 13th scripted series. Upcoming original programming titles include “Amazing Stores,” “Are You Sleeping,” “Home,” “Little America,” “See,” “Swagger,” an untitled Damien Chazelle drama, an untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Anniston dreamed, an untitled Ronald D. Moore drama, an untitled M. Night Shyamalan thriller series, and a TV series adaption of “Foundation,” the Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.