Netflix is developing a Dolly Parton anthology series with each episode based on a song by the country diva.
Dixie Pixie Productions, Parton’s production company, and Sam Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment, part of Warner Bros. Television, will produce the project. Parton will also co-star on the series and work as the show’s songwriter and singer.
“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” Parton said in a statement. “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.”
Lily Tomlin first hinted at the news during Netflix’s For Your Consideration “Grace & Frankie” panel. When asked if Parton would join Fonda and Tomlin for a “9 to 5” reunion, Tomlin replied Parton might be too busy with her own project.
Parton has embarked on similar projects with NBC for the T.V. movies “Coat Of Many Colors” and “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” which were also stories based on her life.
No release date has been announced.