‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings': Netflix Series Episode List, Cast Revealed
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, The Hollywood Reporter reports, will feature eight episodes, each based on one of Parton's famous songs. "Jolene" will be the first episode, while others will be based on "These Old Bones," "JJ Sneed," "If I Had Wings," "Cracker Jack," "Sugar Hill," "Down From Dover" and "Two Doors Down." Each episode will feature Parton on camera in some way, either in a role in the episode or in an introduction to the episode.
As previously reported, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Julianne Hough are in the cast for the "Jolene" episode of Dolly Parton's Heartstrings. "These Old Bones" will feature, 'among others, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kathleen Turner, while "If I Had Wings" will star Gerald McRaney and more. thirtysomething co-stars Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig will reunite for "Sugar Hill."
Dolly Parton's Heartstrings is scheduled to debut on Netflix in 2019. Sandollar Productions, Parton's own company, and Magnolia Hill Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. TV, are producing the mini-series. Patrick Sean Smith is the showrunner and an executive producer, along with Parton and Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment.
Parton previously teamed with Warner Bros. for two made-for-TV movies, Coat of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, both of which aired on NBC, in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Thirteen million people tuned in to watch Coat of Many Colors, and Christmas of Many Colors earned 11.4 million viewers and a 1.8 ratings share in the adults 18-49 years of age demographic, putting the film at the top of viewership in terms of total viewers.
Parton herself is no stranger to acting: She has appeared in several award-winning films, including 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias and Joyful Noise. She made a cameo in Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love as well.
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