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Heartstrings [2019] - Dolly Parton Netflix series

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The eight one-hour episodes will feature new and classic music from Dolly Parton: love stories, inspirational tales, Westerns and revenge comedies. The Netflix series will follow a template set by the pair of TV movies NBC made with Parton based on her song "Coat of Many Colors."

 

Confirmed episodes:

 

1. Jolene

 

 

2. J.J. Sneed

 

 

3. These Old Bones

 

 

4. If I Had Wings

 

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Jolene plot and casting: 

 

Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Dallas Roberts will star in the first episode of the anthology series.

 

The “Jolene” episode tells the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different women who find themselves part of the iconic love triangle, ultimately impacting each other’s lives in profound ways.

Hough will play Jolene, a flirtatious free-spirit with aspirations of escaping her small hometown of Coventry, GA to follow her dreams of becoming a successful singer-songwriter.

Williams-Paisley will play Emily, a devoted wife and mother who starts a new chapter of her life as the president of the Coventry’s Women’s League. In her search for personal fulfillment and purpose, she’s pulled into Jolene’s orbit.

 

 

Roberts will play Aaron, a loving husband and father wrestling with the marathon of marriage as well as the imminent threat of a mid-life crisis.

Parton will play Babe, described as a sparkly force of nature and the proud proprietor of Baby Blue’s, a local honky tonk with a notorious reputation for its scantily-clad waitresses and eclectic crowd. Babe plays mother hen to all her waitresses, but none are closer to her than Jolene.

 

 

These old Bones plot and casting:

 

Kathleen Turner Ginnifer Goodwin Kyle Bornheimer

 

Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Kathleen Turner and Kyle Bornheimer (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will star in an episode based on Parton's song "These Old Bones." 

 

"These Old Bones" is set in the 1940s and centers on a determined young lawyer who returns to her Smoky Mountain hometown from Washington, D.C., to prove herself professionally when a mysterious oldmountain woman, Miss Mary Shaw (Turner) — who locals believe is a fortune teller — threatens a lumber company's business.

 

 

JJ Sneed plot and casting: 

 

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In the JJ Sneed episode, written by Jim Strain and directed by Terry McDonough, O’Donoghue plays JJ Sneed, Fitzgerald portrays Maddie, Denman is Deke Fletcher, Davis will play Reverend Riggs and Rubio is Cimmaron.

 

Set in the 1880s, the episode centers around a feisty young woman trapped in a mundane existence who dreams of more, until a seductive outlaw pulls her into the adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Hector said:

Curious about this! Loved "Dumplin'".

I am really excited and happy as well that the stories she weaves into her songs are making it onto the screen.

 

The coat of many colors film made for nbc a few years back was a great success. I just hope those families that watch it have netflix. lol

 

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Ben Lawson Brooke Elliott Michele Weaver

 

Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva), Designated Survivor alum Ben Lawson, Michele Weaver (Love Is___), Delta Burke (Designing Women), and Tim Reid (Greenleaf) are set to star in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: If I Had Wings, an episode of Netflix’s upcoming eight-episode anthology series, which showcases the stories, memories, and inspirations behind Parton’s most beloved songs.

 

In the “If I Had Wings” episode, after receiving invitations to the 70th birthday party of their decades-long estranged father Tom Freeman (McRaney), three disparate siblings, Clay (Lawson), Nancy (Elliott) and Phyllis (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. The episode is written by Jim Strain and directed by Timothy Busfield. Burke, who is married to McRaney in real-life, plays Ellie Holder, Tom’s girlfriend, and Reid portrays Kendal Hooks, Tom’s best friend.

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news about the show:

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dolly-partons-heartstrings-all-details-netflix-series-1185252?utm_source=twitter

 

The Episodes

"Jolene": The title character (Julianne Hough), a flirtatious free spirit, wants to escape her hometown of Coventry, Ga., and become a singer-songwriter. The cast also includes Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dallas Roberts and 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; 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; written by 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 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 Haskelll; 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.

 

 

OMG one of my favorite songs Down From Dover is included. 

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