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Dolly Parton to Produce Eight New Films for Netflix

The first of the planned movies with storylines inspired by the country legend’s best-loved songs is set to premiere next year

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Dolly Parton is set to produce, and occasionally appear in, a series of films on Netflix based on her popular songs.

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Dolly Parton is teaming with Netflix to produce a series of films premiering on the streaming service beginning in 2019. The deal, which partners the global entertainment icon’s Dixie Pixie Productions with Warner Bros. Television, calls for a series of eight made-for-TV films, with each installment based on a classic Parton song. In addition, the Emmy-winning singer-songwriter will appear in select films.

“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.”

Parton previously teamed with Warner Bros. Television in 2015 to produce the acclaimed NBC film Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, which drew more than 13 million viewers during its first run. The 2016 follow-up, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, was also a ratings winner, with both taking inspiration from Parton’s autobiographical signature song.

Parton is currently wrapping production on the music for the upcoming film Dumplin‘, which, according to IMDB.com, tells the story of the plus-sized teenage daughter of a former Texas beauty queen who enters a local pageant as a protest. The release of the film, which stars Australian actress Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson, and Jennifer Anniston as her mother, will be accompanied by a soundtrack album released on Dolly Records/Sony Music Nashville.  

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