Hailee Steinfeld rebels against convention in new trailer for Apple TV's Emily Dickinson dramedy

Apple TV dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming episodic Dickinson on Thursday.

The season of 10 30-minute episodes stars Hailee Seinfeld as the acclaimed American poet Emily Dickinson and is set during her youth in the mid-1800s.

It's billed as a show about the gender and social constraints on women and a costume dramedy with a modern slant.  

Apple TV dropped a new trailer for its upcoming episodic Dickinson on Thursday. The show set in the mid 1800s stars Hailee Seinfeld as the acclaimed American poet Emily Dickinson

Apple TV dropped a new trailer for its upcoming episodic Dickinson on Thursday. The show set in the mid 1800s stars Hailee Seinfeld as the acclaimed American poet Emily Dickinson

The trailer opens with Dickinson in a top hat explaining that if she were a man, 'I do what I want, I go where I want, I have the right to vote, I can legally own property…'

The trailer opens with Dickinson in a top hat explaining that if she were a man, 'I do what I want, I go where I want, I have the right to vote, I can legally own property…'

The trailer opens with Steinfeld as Dickinson wearing a top hat and walking with a cane as she talks with her sister-in-law Susan Gilbert, played by Ella Hunt. 

'Check me out, I’m a man,' she says. 'I do what I want, I go where I want, I have the right to vote, I can legally own property…'

Gilbert wonders aloud why society would be afraid of women having the same rights.

'Maybe they’re scared that if they teach us how the world works, we’ll figure out how to take over,' Dickinson responds. 

Having set the scene, the trailer goes on to show how the young Emily stood out from her peers and rebelled against her parents who wanted her to follow a conventional path.

Having set the scene, the trailer goes on to show how the young Emily stood out from her peers and rebelled against her parents who wanted her to follow a conventional path

Having set the scene, the trailer goes on to show how the young Emily stood out from her peers and rebelled against her parents who wanted her to follow a conventional path

It's made clear that Dickinson is different from the other young women growing up in her Massachusetts town. She is uninterested in fashion and has no intention of getting married

It's made clear that Dickinson is different from the other young women growing up in her Massachusetts town. She is uninterested in fashion and has no intention of getting married

However, bucking the rules isn't easy. 'You're going to make a good housewife one day Emily,' her mother, played by Jane Krakowski, tells her as she practices her needlepoint in the parlor.

However, bucking the rules isn't easy. 'You're going to make a good housewife one day Emily,' her mother, played by Jane Krakowski, tells her as she practices her needlepoint in the parlor.

The camera pans back to reveal that she's actually stitching 'F My Life' on the sampler. In narration, Dickinson explains: 'I have one purpose - and that is to become a great writer'

The camera pans back to reveal that she's actually stitching 'F My Life' on the sampler. In narration, Dickinson explains: 'I have one purpose - and that is to become a great writer'

In a series of shots, it's made clear that Dickinson is different from the other young women growing up in her Massachusetts town.

She is uninterested in fashion and has no intention of getting married.

However, bucking the rules isn't easy. 

'You're going to make a good housewife one day Emily,' her mother, played by Jane Krakowski, tells her as Dickinson practices her needlepoint in the parlor.

The camera pans back to reveal that she's actually stitching 'F My Life' on the sampler.

In narration, Dickinson explains: 'I have one purpose - and that is to become a great writer.'

The action then switches to the family dining table where, at dinner, her agitated father Edward, played by Toby Huss, slams the table and informs his daughter: 'I do not approve of a woman seeking to build herself a literary reputation.' 

'I am a poet and there is nothing you can do to stop me,' Dickinson claps back. 

The trailer features Steinfeld’s single Afterlife. 

The show premieres on Apple TV on November 1. 

At dinner, her agitated father Edward, played by Toby Huss, slams the table
He informs his daughter: 'I do not approve of a woman seeking to build herself a literary reputation'

At dinner, her agitated father Edward, played by Toby Huss, slams the table and informs his daughter: 'I do not approve of a woman seeking to build herself a literary reputation'

'I am a poet and there is nothing you can do to stop me,' the feisty Dickinson claps back

'I am a poet and there is nothing you can do to stop me,' the feisty Dickinson claps back

Dickinson premieres on Apple TV on November 1 and the season has 10 30-minute episodes

Dickinson premieres on Apple TV on November 1 and the season has 10 30-minute episodes

 

 

  

Hailee Steinfeld rebels against convention in new trailer for Apple TV's Emily Dickinson dramedy

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