Wiz Khalifa Cast as ‘Death’ on Apple’s ‘Dickinson’ Series

Series debuts when streaming service launches on Nov. 1

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Apple TV+’s “Dickinson” is courting death… literally. Wiz Khalifa has joined the Hailee Steinfeld-led drama as “Death,” appearing in multiple episodes.

On the series, which is based on the poet Emily Dickinson, “Death” will be portrayed as Emily’s (Steinfeld) muse, an imaginary character who personifies a crucial theme found throughout Emily Dickinson’s real works of poetry. Her poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” is one of her most famous.

“It was a true gift to be able to cast Wiz in this series,” said Alena Smith, creator and showrunner of “Dickinson.” “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.”

According to Apple TV+, “Dickinson” audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld). Set in the 19th century, “Dickinson” is a coming-of-age story that finds Emily Dickinson to be an unexpected hero for our millennial era.

Created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith and executive produced by Steinfeld, “Dickinson” also stars Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt and Adrian Blake Enscoe.

The upcoming streaming service will debut on Nov. 1 with eight original series and films, including “Dickinson,” “Morning Show,” the Jason Momoa-led “See” and childrens’ programming from Peanuts and Sesame Street. Apple TV+ will premiere most of its series with three episodes at first, followed by weekly rollouts of one episode at a time. Some series will launch with full seasons all at once.

It will be cost $4.99 a month and will be available for free to those who purchase a new iPhone, Mac or iPad.

Check out a photo of Khalifa on “Dickinson” below: