New Dolly Parton anthology series for Netflix

An anthology series with each episode based on a song by Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is heading to Netflix for a new anthology series based on her music. The country music icon will serve as singer/songwriter, executive producer and will also appear in select episodes of the series.

“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” Parton says in a press release. “I am thrilled to be bringing some of my favorite songs to life with Netflix. We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations, and I want to thank the good folks at Netflix and Warner Bros. TV for their incredible support.”

Parton’s Dixie Pixie Productions is partnering with Warner Bros. Television to produce the eight episode series that’ll premiere in 2019 on the streaming service.

The two companies previously teamed for Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors in 2015 and Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love in 2016Both aired on NBC in a previous development deal with the broadcaster.

Deadline first revealed the news over the weekend after Parton’s Nine To Five co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda were asked about a reunion with the country star on their Netflix series, Grace And Frankie. Tomlin mentioned that Parton may be too busy with a series of her own, surprising Fonda, the crowd and a Netflix representative. Tomlin apparently thought the news was public and stated, “I should get my journalist license for this.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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