Apple TV+ comedy ‘Dickinson’ to end after third season

Apple TV+ original series “Dickinson” will air for its third and final season this coming November, Apple said on Thursday.

“Dickinson” was among the first shows to debut to Apple’s new streaming service when it launched in November of 2019. The series, which follows young poet Emily Dickinson, will return for a third and final season on November 5.

The third season looks at Emily Dickinson’s most productive time as an artist, which takes place among the ongoing American Civil War and a fierce battle that divides her own family.

While it may seem like a premature end, series creator Alena Smith has stated that she’d always planned on ending the show after three seasons.

“When I set out to make ‘Dickinson,’ I envisioned the show as a three-season journey that would tell the origin story of America’s greatest female poet in a whole new way, highlighting Emily’s relevance and resonance to our society today,” Smith said in a press release.

“I can’t wait to share our epic final season with the world, and to bring our audience along with us to the conclusion of Emily’s coming-of-age saga, as she continues to fight for her own poetic truth, while reckoning with so many of the issues that face us now.”

Since its debut, “Dickinson” has picked up several nominations and awards. In November 2020, the series won a Peabody Award, and picked up a nomination for Best Actress in a Streaming Comedy series for the 2021 HCA TV Awards.

Apple celebrates “Dickinson,” coming to Apple TV+ November 1

Apple TV+, the first all-original video subscription service and home for today’s most imaginative storytellers, will launch November 1 in over 100 countries and regions. The service will be available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac and other platforms, including online (, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Customers who purchase any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch starting September 10, 2019, can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.1 Beginning November 1, customers can initiate the one-year free offer in the Apple TV app on the device running the latest software. 

Apple TV+ to air complete first season of ‘Dickinson’ on Nov. 1


Following the premiere of Apple TV+ original series “Dickinson” at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn on Thursday, Apple revealed the show’s entire first season will be available from day one when the streaming service debuts on Nov. 1.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld plays Emily Dickinson in Apple’s “Dickinson.”

Announced in a press release, Apple will stream all 10 episodes of “Dickinson” at launch. The release strategy promotes binging and is often used by segment stalwarts Netflix and Amazon to drum up interest in original series.

Apple is varying its approach to content availability, as another launch series, “For All Mankind,” will see three episodes debut on Nov. 1.

Written and created by Alena Smith, Apple describes “Dickinson” as a coming-of-age story that “audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.” The show takes place in the 19th century, but features thoroughly modern storytelling elements, dialogue and music.

Hailee Steinfeld, who plays the titular character, is supported by a cast including Anna Baryshnikov, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Ella Hunt, Toby Huss and Jane Krakowski.

Earlier on Thursday, Apple posted to its YouTube channel a new commercial for “Dickinson” as it continues to promote Apple TV+ originals ahead of a service debut next month.

Along with notching a role as an inaugural Apple TV+ original, “Dickinson” is reportedly among the first of Apple’s slate to rate renewal for a second season. Alongside an expected sophomore season for “The Morning Show” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, Apple is believed to have put in continuation orders for space race drama “For All Mankind,” immigrant anthology series “Little America” and detective drama “Home Before Dark.”

Apple TV+ will feature about 10 shows when it goes live on Nov. 1. The service costs $4.99 per month, but customers who purchase eligible devices like iPhone and iPad get a one-year subscription for free as part of a limited promotional offer.