After Lily Tomlin let the cat out of the bag during a Grace and Frankie panel discussion on June 2 that her 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton had a gig with Netflix in the works, Dolly made the official announcement on June 4.
Dolly announced that her Dixie Pixie Productions is partnering with Warner Bros. Television to produce a series of television films to premiere on Netflix in 2019. Each installment will be based on one of Dolly’s classic songs, with the country music icon appearing in select episodes.
“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” said Dolly. “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.”
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. We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations. https://t.co/jfMo5W16DY
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) June 4, 2018
Dolly recently teamed with Warner Bros. for two made-for-TV films: 2016’s Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors and 2015’s Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.