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Netflix announces new series based on Dolly Parton songs

By | Published on Tuesday 5 June 2018

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Netflix has announced a new scripted series, each episode of which will be based on a different Dolly Parton song. Titled ‘Logline: An Anthology’, the show follows two NBC TV movies based on the same premise.

Parton, who will act as executive producer and appear in the eight episode series, says: “As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music. I am THRILLED to be bringing some of my favourite 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”.

First aired in 2015, NBC’s ‘Coat Of Many Colors’ was based on the Parton song of the same name, and told the story of her childhood. A sequel, ‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love’ was broadcast the following year, telling a story of Parton and her siblings forgoing Christmas presents so that their father could buy their mother a wedding ring.

It is not yet clear what songs the Netflix series will focus on. Fingers crossed for 1984 Parton classic ‘Drinkinstein’, originally performed by Sylvester Stalone: