Created by Alena Smith Dickinson audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson, played by Steinfeld. Set in the 19th century, the series is a coming-of-age story that finds Emily to be the unexpected hero for our millennial generation.
Jones will play Samuel Bowles, an energetic and magnetic newspaper editor. Alexander will portray Henry “Ship” Shipley, a dropout of Amherst College and a boarder with the Dickinsons.
In addition to Steinfeld, they join season 2 cast members Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Adrian Blake Enscoe.
Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta (Maniac) executive produce for Sugar23 Productions, along with Alex Goldstone for Anonymous Content, Paul Lee for wiip, and Steinfeld. The series is written and executive produced by Smith, who also serves as showrunner.
Jones starred as Danny Rand/Iron Fist on Netflix’s Marvel drama series Iron Fist, which ran for two seasons. He also reprised the character in Netflix/Marvel’s limited series The Defenders and in Luke Cage. Before his Marvel superhero stint, Jones recurred as Loras Tyrell on HBO’s megahit Game of Thrones. He’s repped by CAA, Atlas Artists, Curtis Brown Group and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
Alexander most recently recurred as Clevinger in Hulu’s Catch-22, and on the big screen appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in Home Again. He’s repped by UTA.