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Hailee Steinfeld Isn't the Emily Dickinson You Know in Apple's Dickinson Trailer

Prepare for some 'wild nights' with this new series

Amanda Bell

This isn't your great-great-grandma's story about Emily Dickinson.

Apple TV+ has revealed the first teaser trailer for Dickinson, its upcoming half-hour comedy series starring Hailee Steinfeld as the great American poet, and it looks like we're in for some classic fun when this series hits the streaming scene this fall.

Like the real-life Dickinson, Steinfeld's version is viewed as rebellious and ill-behaved, and the trailer teases that her family is concerned about her inability to "behave like a proper young lady." Dickinson presses on, however, to commit her thoughts to paper, with dreams of fulfilling her "one purpose" of becoming a great writer. The footage shows her her putting quill to parchment to write one of her many familiar poems, "Wild Nights."

Dickinson's legacy was largely established after her death, when her sister Lavinia discovered 1,800 of her poems in her home and worked to have the collection published. But the poet's vexing temperament has always been a point of fascination for fans. Chances are good that no matter how familiar her ideas still are to modern audiences, she and her friends weren't dancing the way we see Steinfeld's version get down in this footage. Dickinson is a coming-of-age story set the 19th century, but the mood and moves are very modern.

The new series is written and executive produced by Alena Smith. Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, and Adrian Blake Enscoe also star.

Dickinson premieres this fall on Apple TV+.

​Hailee Steinfeld, Dickinson

Hailee Steinfeld, Dickinson

Photo Courtesy Apple