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Dolly Parton Song-Inspired Anthology Series Coming To Netflix Next Year

first_imgIn 2019, a brand-new, eight-part anthology series on Dolly Parton will be coming to Netflix. On June 4th, the popular streaming site detailed the new series, explaining that each of the eight episodes will be based on one of the famed country singer’s songs. Netflix also noted that Dolly Parton herself will appear in select episodes and is serving as an executive producer for the show.As Parton explained in a statement, “As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music. … We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations.”Over the weekend, Lily Tomlin, star of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie and Parton’s former co-star in the 1980 film, 9 to 5, started the rumor mill about the new Dolly Parton series. As IndieWire reports, during a promotional panel, Tomlin noted that hoped that Parton would appear on Grace and Frankie, explaining that “[Parton’s] just so busy. … She does so many things, and now she has a big show deal herself at Netflix, so I don’t know.”Certainly, Dolly Parton does have a lot on her plate. In addition to the new Netflix series, the Emmy-winning singer-songwriter is currently finishing the soundtrack for the new movie Dumplin’, starring Jennifer Aniston. Furthermore, in recent years, Parton has been focused on projects involving children. Last year, the famed songstress released a children’s album, and, recently, her charity endeavor, Imagination Library, donated its 100 millionth children’s book to kids in need.[H/T NPR]last_img read more

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