NBC orders ‘Coat Of Many Colors’ TV film by Dolly Parton

Coat Of Many Colors is an autobiographical story of Parton’s life

NBC has ordered Coat Of Many Colors TV film, the first in a development deal between Dolly Parton and the network. Parton will be executive producing the film, named after her 1971 song, which will be based on her remarkable upbringing.

The song, which Parton describes as the favorite song she has ever written, tells of how Parton’s mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags given to the family. As she sewed, she told her child the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors. But when the excited young girl wore the coat to school, she was ridiculed by her classmates for wearing a coat made out of rags.

The original coat is now on display in Parton’s Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, according to Deadline.

In January, NBC announced that it will develop a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the songs, stories, and inspiring life of Parton with Parton as executive producer. Parton is developing the films with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. Music will be included in each film, but none are expected to be musicals. Parton may also appear in some.

No word on when Coat Of Many Colors is to begin production. No air date has been set at this time.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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