Creator, show runner and executive producer Alena Smith, alongside executive producer and star Steinfeld and star Jane Krakowski, made the announcement Saturday night at the Tribeca TV Festival, where “Dickinson” was the centerpiece. Zosia Mamet will also guest star as Louisa May Alcott.
There are no accounts of Dickinson and Thoreau, who was a “transcendentalist” best known for writing the classic “Walden” and the essay “Civil Disobedience,” having known each other, so it’s unclear how he will fit into the half-hour series.
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Friday, Apple TV+ announced Wiz Khalifa had also joined the cast, playing Death.