Netflix Orders Dolly Parton Anthology Series

Dolly Parton. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9064179gc)

After reuniting at the 2017 Emmys, the 9 to 5 trio had initiated a swarm of rumors about a possible reunion. But then came Lily Tomlin’s comment during a Netflix For Your Consideration panel for “Grace & Frankie.” When asked if Parton would join Tomlin and Jane Fonda for a reunion, she replied that Parton might be too busy with her own project to make an appearance. 

Finally, new of Patron’s new project was announced by the streaming giant Monday. The iconic country singer is heading to Netflix with a new eight-episode anthology series. 

The new series will be based on Parton’s music; she will also serve as singer-songwriter and will serve as executive producer the show. She’s also set to appear in select episodes.

“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music. I am thrilled to be bringing some of my favorite songs to life with Netflix,” Parton said in a statement. “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.”

This won’t be the first time Parton’s song came to life. The singer signed a deal with NBC of TV movies based on her songs and her life: Coat of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

A premiere date has not been announced.