With Apple TV+’s hit series, Dickinson, about to return for a second series in January, we sat down with the show’s creator and brilliant cast to find out what the future holds for poet Emily Dickinson, her friends and family.

Set in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the 1850s, this highly fictionalised and stylised version of the life of aspiring poet Emily Dickinson is brought to life with 21st century language and attitudes. Emily, played by Hailee Steinfeld, has already rebelled against her family background by choosing to be a writer. Private to the point of reclusive, season two sees her fighting shy of the fame that her writing could bring, while wrestling with even more personal dilemmas. She also reveals other talents, in an episode bearing more than a resemblance to a top TV cookery competition.

We spoke to the show’s creator, Alena Smith, along with stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, Ella Hunt, Adrian Blake Enscoe and Anna Baryshnikov, about its modern flavour, getting the cast and crew back together again second time round, and how fame plays an important part in this new season.

You can watch all the interviews below:



The first three episodes of season two of Dickinson arrive on Apple TV+ on Friday, 8 January.