Dolly Parton Making Netflix Music Series
Dolly Parton is making an anthology series based on her music.
The country superstar, 72, will serve as singer-songwriter, co-star and executive producer on the Netflix program.
Dolly Parton said: “As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music.
“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.”
The series will be comprised of eight episodes, with each based on a famous song by Dolly Parton, the streamer announced on Monday.
Rumors of the singer’s new series swirled over the weekend when Lily Tomlin mentioned Parton’s show during a Netflix For Your Consideration panel for Grace & Frankie. When asked if Parton would appear with Tomlin and Jane Fonda on Grace & Frankie Season 5 for a “9 to 5” reunion, Tomlin said she might be too busy with her own project.
Parton signed a similar agreement in 2015 with NBC for a series of TV movies based on her songs and her life, which led to Coat Of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. The Netflix project will be produced by Parton’s Dixie Pixie Productions and Sam Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment in association with Warner Bros Television.
It is due to premiere on Netflix in 2019.
Sources: Press Association/Variety