Wiz Khalifa will portray Death in Dickinson, an upcoming series for new streaming service Apple TV+ based upon the life of Emily Dickinson. The “darkly comedic coming-of-age story” is a modernized take on the life the 19th-century poet, played by Hailee Steinfeld. Khalifa will play the personification of the theme of death, a recurrent theme in Dickinson’s work.
Entertainment Weekly reports, show creator Alena Smith had Wiz in mind for the role from the very beginning. “We had a creative meeting of the minds in approaching the character, and his playful spirit fit in perfectly with the mischievous tone of the show,” she explained, “I wanted Death to be the coolest guy in the world because Emily is in love with Death.”
The series will be available to stream on November 1, check out the trailer below.
Find out more about Apple’s upcoming streaming platform here.