'Dickinson' Season 2: Shooting begins and an unlikely cast addition from the superhero universe makes us all the more excited for Emily's future
Season 1 had ended with Emily choosing to commit herself to her writing after watching her favorite person in the world marrying her older brother Austin.
Apple TV+ has premiered a bunch of TV shows since its launch on November 1, and nearly all of them have struck a mark with viewers - some more so than others. 'Dickinson', the story about the American poet Emily Dickinson, is definitely among them, and even Apple TV seems to have recognized it early on. It was, after all, one of five Apple TV+ shows to score an early Season 2 renewal ahead of the Season 1 premiere.
So if you are among the diehard fans who have been demanding Season 2, after bingeing on the first season, we have good news for you - It is coming, and it is coming soon. Reportedly, the filming has already begun, and according to Coming Soon, the new season will see Netflix's 'Iron Fist' alum Finn Jones joining the gang. He was unmistakably seen in the cast photo that 'Dickinson' showrunner Alena Smith posted on her Twitter account last Wednesday.
Of course, the photo also features Hailee Steinfeld who portrays the titular Emily Dickinson on the show, Ella Hunt who portrays her secret lover and sister-in-law Sue Gilbert, Anna Baryshnikov as Vinnie Dickinson. The youngest of her family is disappointed that her parents have no interest in finding her a suitor when she has made it clear that she wants to get married, unlike Emily - and Adrian Enscoe as Austin - the recently out-of-college older brother of Emily, who is engaged to Sue. In the photo, we see Jones relaxing next to Steinfeld. His association with the show remains under wraps, but we are excited to find out when the show returns - hopefully -mid to late 2020.
The Apple TV+ show has taken a very novel take on period-drama genre, oftentimes taking us on a psychedelic trip while explaining the plight of a woman born way ahead of her time. The usage of artistic license is aplenty, but we cannot complain because the general irreverence makes you relate to the character of Emily Dickinson all the more. Season 1 had ended with Emily choosing to commit herself to her writing after watching her favorite person in the world marrying her older brother Austin. She is clearly heartbroken but her story is far from over.
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