Julianne Hough has been cast as the character of Jolene as part of the upcoming anthology series currently in development at Netflix as first reported by TVline. As Trevor Decker News previously reported Parton’s anthology series will consist of eight episodes each a different story based on an iconic Dolly Parton song.
In the “Jolene” version, Hough will play a free spirit with big dreams to leave her small town. Parton will act as the owner of a local country bar where Hough’s Jolene is a waitress.
The anthology series is produced by Warner Brothers the same team behind the successful “Coat of Many Colors” TV movie and it’s Christmas sequel that was produced for NBC.
Other songs being adapted into episodes for the series include a faith-based story based on the inspirational hit “The Seeker”.
Episode Details Revealed For Netflix Dolly Parton Anthology Series
Episode titles and descriptions have been released for the upcoming 8 part Dolly Parton anthology series being presented by Netflix. You can see each description below.
Called Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, it is being produced by Dolly’s Sandollar Productions and Sam Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment—-the same team behind the original two NBC movies.
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings Episodes:
“Jolene” – The title character (Julianne Hough), a flirtatious free spirit, wants to escape her hometown of Coventry, Georgia, and become a singer-songwriter. The cast also includes Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dallas Roberts and Dolly Parton.
“These Old Bones” – In the 1940s, a determined young lawyer returns to her Smoky Mountain hometown to prove herself professionally when a mysterious mountain woman (Kathleen Turner), believed by some locals to be a fortune teller, threatens a lumber company’s business. Ginnifer Goodwin and Kyle Bornheimer also star. Written by Jim Strain and directed by Joe Lazarov.
“J.J. Sneed” – In the 1880s, a feisty young woman trapped in a mundane existence dreams of more, until a seductive outlaw pulls her into the adventure of a lifetime. Starring Colin O’Donoghue, Willa Fitzgerald, David Denman, Mac Davis and Vanessa Rubio, the episode is written by Jim Strain and directed by Terry McDonough.
“If I Had Wings” – After receiving invitations to their long estranged father’s (Gerald McRaney) 70th birthday, three siblings (Ben Lawson, Brooke Elliott and Michele Weaver) converge on a Mississippi farm, where they test the bonds of blood and issues of faith, all to confront the sins of their father. Also starring Delta Burke and Tim Reid; written by Jim Strain and directed by Timothy Busfield.
“Cracker Jack” – Two stories—one past, one present—about the power of unconditional love between a girl and her dog. That same girl, now grown, questions what her life means and who she can truly count on when faced with her greatest fear. Starring Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Jessica Collins and Tammy Lynn Michaels; written by Lisa Melamed and directed by Liesl Tommy.
“Sugar Hill” – A married couple (former thirtysomething co-stars Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig) in their twilight embark on a road trip back to the place where they first fell in love, revisiting the history of their love story along the way. Also starring Virginia Gardner and Tom Brittney; written by Thomas Ian Griffith and Mary Page Keller and directed by Lev L. Spiro.
“Down From Dover” – After being shunned by her pious widowed father, a pregnant teenager finds support at a home for unwed mothers, where she hopes for the safe return of the young man she loves from the Vietnam War. Starring Holly Taylor, Shane McGhie, Robert Taylor, Bellamy Young, Camryn Manheim and Mary Lane Haskell; written by John Sacret Young and directed by Erica Dunton.
“Two Doors Down” – A family’s lifetime of secrets come bursting out during a chaotic and comedic New Year’s Eve wedding weekend. Will they make it to witness the “I do”s without killing one another? Starring Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Andy Mientus, Katie Stevens and Michael Willett; written by Mark B. Perry and directed by Wendey Stanzler.
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Streaming March 8.
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Dolly Parton Set To Appear on NBC’s Tonight Show November 30
Country music legend Dolly Parton will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her Netflix film “Dumplin‘”. Parton will be a guest on the late-night talk show on November 30.
As we have previously reported “Dumplin” which premieres on Netflix December 7 follows an outspoken plus-sized teenage girl named Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), who’s known as Will to her friends and Dumplin’ to her mother (Jennifer Aniston), a former beauty queen who now runs the local Miss Teen Blue Bonnet pageant. In her small Texas town, Will confidently ignores comments about her weight and listens to Dolly Parton songs obsessively. But when she decides to enter her mother’s pageant in protest, her bold move encourages other contestants to follow in her footsteps, redefining the town’s traditions in the process.
Watch A Special Look at The Netflix Film The Christmas Chronicles
In a new featurette, Kurt Russell and producer Chris Columbus discuss the new Netflix holiday movie The Christmas Chronicles premiering November 22.
The Christmas Chronicles tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas.
Watch the featurette below:
Netflix Releases Trailer For Dolly Parton’s “Dumplin”
DUMPLIN’ follows an outspoken plus-sized teenage girl named Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), who’s known as Will to her friends and Dumplin’ to her mother (Jennifer Aniston), a former beauty queen who now runs the local Miss Teen Blue Bonnet pageant. In her small Texas town, Will confidently ignores comments about her weight and listens to Dolly Parton songs obsessively. But when she decides to enter her mother’s pageant in protest, her bold move encourages other contestants to follow in her footsteps, redefining the town’s traditions in the process.
You can stream “DUMPLIN’ beginning December 7 on Netflix. The film will also have a limited run in select theaters.
Netflix Releases Official Trailer For ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Starring Kurt Russell
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The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, “Harry Potter”) and director Clay Kaytis (“The Angry Birds Movie”), tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa – as you’ve never seen him before – and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.