Apple TV+ seriess Dickinson adds John Mulaney as Henry David Thoreau
According to The Wrap, Emmy winner and comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) has been tapped to play transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau in Apple TV+‘s upcoming dark comedy series Dickinson. In addition to Mulaney, rapper Wiz Khalifa has joined the cast as Death.
They will be joining Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Adrian Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt and Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), who is set to lead the series as iconic poet Emily Dickinson.
Dickinson is set during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily, audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit into her own time through her imaginative point of view. Dickinson, written by Alena Smith (The Affair, The Newsroom), is Emily’s coming-of-age story — one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.
David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Vice Principals) is set to direct and will also executive produce alongside Smith, Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta (Maniac) for Sugar23 Productions, as well as Alex Goldstone for Anonymous Content, and Darlene Hunt (The Big C). The series hails from Paul Lee’s independent studio, wiip.
Some of the original shows that will launch on Apple’s upcoming streaming service include Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories anthology, The Morning Show drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell, See starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, and Defending Jacob starring Chris Evans and Jaeden Martell.
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