Netflix greenlights Dolly Parton anthology series with focus on the singer's iconic hits
The Jolene hitmaker will be donning multiple caps in her executive producing capacity while working on the anthology series for Netflix
Country singer Dolly Parton has found her way back into the limelight. The 72-year-old multi-talented artist has sung and recorded many hit tracks. That treasure trove of music is now all set to be turned into an anthology series for streaming giant Netflix.
In fact, the company has already placed an eight-episode order, with each episode focusing and being inspired by a particular song from her list of hits. So far, only Parton's involvement with the project has been announced. As for the particular tracks that will feature in the series — that information is still being kept under wraps.
According to Variety, the Jolene hitmaker would be donning multiple caps in her executive producing capacity while working on the anthology series for Netflix. Meaning, Parton, asides from singing and songwriting for the show, and serving as the executive producer, will also co-star in the show, the title of which is yet to be announced.
.@DollyParton and her music are headed to Netflix! The living legend will serve as singer/songwriter, co-star, and executive producer on a new anthology series where every episode is based on an iconic Dolly Parton song. pic.twitter.com/8AdZFFTjcd— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) June 4, 2018
Netflix announced the news via its official Twitter account: "@DollyParton and her music are headed to Netflix! The living legend will serve as singer/songwriter, co-star, and executive producer on a new anthology series where every episode is based on an iconic Dolly Parton song."
As far as the production is concerned, Parton’s Dixie Pixie Productions banner and Magnolia Hill Entertainment are said to be involved along with the Warner Bros Television.
The songstress, in the meanwhile, has also been dishing about her experience, especially developing a show based on her music for Netflix.
“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,” Parton was quoted as saying.
However, this is most certainly not a first for the '9 to 5' singer who had in the past signed a similar deal with NBC. The agreement would later culminate in projects like 'Coat Of Many Colors' and 'Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.'
Netflix is yet to announce a premiere date for the Parton-inspired show.