Netflix hopes that viewers are hungry for some down-home country-fried entertainment. They’re making as series called Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings that will dramatize 8 of her most famous songs.
Does that sound tasty to you? Read on to find out the details!
Of Course They’re Doing ‘Jolene’
“Jolene” might be Dolly’s most famous tune. The song tells the age-old story of a woman begging a homewrecker (the “Jolene” of the title) not to steal her man. Julianne Hough has been cast as Jolene, while Kimberly Williams-Paisley will play the song’s narrator, now called Emily.
Julianne doesn’t have the required auburn hair or eyes of emerald green, but they’ll probably use movie magic to make it happen. Kimberly Williams-Paisley has her own country bonafides, of course; she’s married to country star Brad Paisley.
Dolly herself will show up on the series. The country legend is no stranger to appearing in front of the camera, with beloved appearances in Steel Magnolias and Nine to Five. For the Netflix series, she’ll be the owner of a honky-tonk bar that has “a notorious reputation for its scantily-clad waitresses and eclectic crowd.”
Sounds like a good time to me!
Since they’ve already made a pair of TV movies based on Dolly’s coming-of-age song “Coat of Many Colors,” it’s unlikely that the Netflix series will tackle it. The streaming platform promises to release more information about the other episodes closer to the 2019 release date.
Will You Stream It?
Does this sound like a great idea for a limited-run series? Or is Netflix scraping the bottom of the barrel for their original programming. Personally, I hope the show is a huge hit so we can look forward to other bands getting the same treatment. A David Bowie series would be absolutely epic!