Netflix reportedly set to create Dolly Parton TV series

Netflix are apparently developing a series based on the music of Dolly Parton, says actress Lily Tomlin

A TV series based around the songs of country music legend Dolly Parton is apparently in the works at Netflix, according to Grace and Frankie star Lily Tomlin.

During a recent panel for the acclaimed comedy series, which was held as part of the FYC event in L.A. where Netflix works to promote their many TV originals to Emmy voters, critic Pete Hammond asked Tomlin who she'd want to see guest star.

“We'd like to see Dolly and we keep hoping we'll work out a schedule, but she's just so busy,” she replied. “She does so many things, and now she has a big show deal herself at Netflix, so I don't know.”

“Sam Haskell, her partner, they're going to do a series about Dolly's songs, like she did with ‘Coat of Many Colors' and all that stuff.”

When later asked if Parton would actually feature in the series, Tomlin said, “Yeah, she'll be in it when it calls for her.”

Representatives from Netflix declined to comment when questioned.

If true, the as of yet unnamed series would mark Parton's first foray into TV since 2016's well-received special Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

Tomlin and her Grace and Frankie lead co-star Jane Fonda also starred alongside Parton in the classic 1980s workplace musical 9 to 5. Although rumours of a remake have been swirling around for a while, nothing definite has been confirmed. 

All four series of Grace and Frankie are available to watch on Netflix now. 

Source: IndieWire 

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