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Apple TV+ comedy Dickinson to debut sophomore season January 2021, third season greenlit

The second season of the Apple Original Peabody Award-winning period comedy Dickinson will debut on the streaming service January 8 2021. The show has also won an early third season renewal.

The first three episodes of the ten-episode season, about the life of a young American poet ahead of her time will drop together, with a new episode landing weekly thereafter.

Created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith and starring Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who executive produces, Dickinson season two follows Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld) as she is pulled out of her private literary life and thrust into the public eye, while struggling with the sense that the pursuit of fame might be a dangerous game for her to play.  

The first three episodes of the ten-episode season about the life of a young American poet ahead of her time will premiere globally January 2021…

Before Season 2 debuts a third series already greenlit

This new season reunites Steinfeld with returning ensemble cast members Jane Krakowski, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Toby Huss and Adrian Blake Enscoe, as well as world renowned rapper, singer, and songwriter, Wiz Khalifa, who returns in the role of ‘Death.’ Season two also introduces new guest stars including Nick Kroll as ‘Edgar Allan Poe,’ Timothy Simons as ‘Frederick Law Olmsted,’ Ayo Edebiri as ‘Hattie,’ Will Pullen as ‘Nobody,’ as well as recurring guest stars including Finn Jones as ‘Sam Bowles’ and Pico Alexander as  Henry ‘Ship’ Shipley.

Dickinson is executive produced by Alena Smith; Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta. Alena Smith also serves as writer and showrunner. The series earned a Peabody Award and GLAAD Media Award nomination following its inaugural season.

Dram along to this virtual Burns Night Islay whisky celebration, with free cocktail masterclass

The Character of Islay Whisky Company is holding a virtual Burns Night celebration on January 21, and we’re all invited.  Dr Sam Simmons, Head of Whisky, will be hosting this free to attend, appropriately themed gathering.   The shindig, which will be streamed on the @characterofislay Facebook and YouTube channels at 8pm, promises a whole hostContinue Reading

Sonos announces exclusive new artist curated radio shows and podcasts for system owners

Sonos is ramping up its commitment to new music shows and original programming for listeners to Sonos Radio. The in-house service is currently the 3rd most streamed by Sonos users, we’re told.  It hopes to claim even more ears with new personal stations from D’Angelo, FKA twigs, Björk and The Chemical Brothers. There will alsoContinue Reading

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