Dolly Parton is headed to Netflix. The country legend has announced that her own Dixie Pixie Productions is partnering with Warner Bros. Television to produce an anthology series slated for a 2019 release. Each episode would be based on a different song from Parton’s iconic catalog.
“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” Parton said in a statement. “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.”
In addition to credits as singer/songwriter, the Emmy award-winning artist will also serve as executive producer and appear in select episodes, according to her production team.
Rumors about the yet-untitled project began over the weekend when Parton’s former co-star on the film 9 to 5 Lily Tomlin accidentally teased the show’s existence at promotional panel for Grace and Frankie. According to reports, Tomlin said she’d be delighted to have Parton appear on her show. “But she’s just so busy,” Tomlin said. “She does so many things, and now she has a big show deal herself at Netflix, so I don’t know.”
Tomlin was right to say Parton is very busy—but us, on the other hand, could depart for a vacation to Dollywood any day! Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, we’re begging of you please don’t take took long to release this series!