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Dolly Parton Gets Netflix Anthology Series and We Can Only Hope it Leads to a 9 to 5 Reunion on Grace and Frankie

Dolly Parton, Emmys Presenters

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Dolly Parton is heading to Netflix.

The singing famous person’s Dixie Pixie Productions and Warner Bros. Tv are producing eight episodes of a brand new anthology collection of films primarily based on Parton’s songs. Search for them to bow in 2019.

Parton will function singer/songwriter and government producer on the anthology collection. She’s additionally set to look in choose episodes.

“As a songwriter, I’ve all the time loved telling tales by way of my music. I’m thrilled to be bringing a few of my favourite songs to life with Netflix,” Parton stated in an announcement. “We hope our present will encourage and entertain households and folk of all generations, and I wish to thank the nice people at Netflix and Warner Bros. TV for his or her unbelievable help.”

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Parton’s songs beforehand got here to life on NBC with Coat of Many Colours and Christmas of Many Colours: Circle of Love. Jolene was introduced as the following movie, however by no means got here collectively. The Coat of Many Colours motion pictures had been scores hits for NBC. The primary film, which premiered in 2015, had 13 million viewers and a powerful 1.eight ranking within the 18-49 demographic.

Parton’s new pact places her at Netflix alongside her 9 to five costars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Fonda and Tomlin star within the Emmy-nominated comedy Grace and Frankie. There’s lengthy been speak about getting Parton on board for a visitor position…perhaps now it will probably really occur? The trio beforehand reunited on stage on the 2017 Emmys.

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“Hey, effectively, thanks. Oh that is good,” Parton stated after they obtained a standing ovation on the Emmys. “We respect that and personally I’ve been ready for a 9 to five reunion ever since we did the primary one.”

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