Mark your calendars: The third and final season of Dickinson, the quirky, anachronistic AppleTV+ comedy-drama about the life of the poet Emily Dickinson, will arrive this November.
Dickinson was one of AppleTV+’s first original programs. In fact, its first season debuted as part of the streamer’s initial array of launch offerings, alongside fellow dramas The Morning Show and See, and was essentially handed a second season renewal before viewers had ever seen a moment of it.
Creator Alena Smith took the opportunity handed to her and ran with it, crafting one of the most original series on any platform right now, adding contemporary flourishes like hip hop music and modern-slang to the mid-nineteenth-century settling of Dickinson’s life.
But when can we see season 3 for ourselves? Sooner than you think.
The first three installments of the ten-episode final season will arrive on premiere day, with weekly releases to follow leading up to the series finale on December 24.
Season 3 will be set in the midst of the American Civil War, which also happens to be Dickinson’s most prolific time as a writer. (We don’t know for sure but it’s possible she wrote up to half of her poems during this period.) If the season 3 trailer is anything to go by, these final episodes will see Emily struggling to find meaning and purpose in her work as the war continues to rage and hundreds of young men die. Is there a place for poetry in a world filled with such suffering? Can art help heal the ugliness of the world?
Then there’s also the question of Emily’s relationship with Sue Gilbert – who also happens to be her sister-in-law. Season 2 of Dickinson concluded with the women reaffirming their love for one another, but what that means for them in the real world is anyone’s guess.
The good news is that we don’t have long to wait to find out.
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