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The country singer will serve as executive produce and co-star on the show as well as singer and songwriter. The series will be eight-episodes long and will bring her most beloved music “to life”.
In a statement, Parton said of the project: “As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music. I am thrilled to be bringing some of my favourite 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.”
According to Variety, Parton signed on for a similar project for NBC in 2015. The singer signed over her songs and aspects of her life which led to two original films ‘Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colours and Christmas of Many Colours: Circle of Love’.
Dolly Parton will be joining Neil Young as the few country stars who have transitioned into Netflix productions. Young wrote the music for and appears in ‘Paradox’, a film described as “far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love.”
The original, which also starred Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, featured three secretaries getting revenge on their sexist boss (played by Dabney Coleman). 20th Century Fox is reportedly in the early stages of making a modern reboot of the film.