Last fall we reported that Dolly Parton’s upcoming Netflix anthology would launch in 2019 with the first installment, “Jolene.” Now, The Hollywood Reporter has released additional details on the eight-episode series based on some of Dolly’s songs.
In addition to “Jolene,” which stars Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Dallas Roberts, and, of course, Dolly, THR shares the titles of the remaining seven movies and offers a synopsis of each.
“These Old Bones” is set in the 1940s and tells the story of a young lawyer returning to her Smoky Mountain hometown. The cast includes Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kyle Bornheimer.
“J.J. Sneed” is also a period movie, set in the 1880s. The plot follows a young woman drawn into a great adventure by an outlaw. The movie stars Colin O’Donoghue, Willa Fitzgerald, David Denman, Vanessa Rubio, and singer-songwriter-actor Mac Davis.
The third movie, “If I Had Wings,” stars Ben Lawson, Brooke Elliot, and Michel Weaver as siblings dealing with the checkered past of their estranged father (Gerald McRaney). The movie also stars Delta Burke and Tim Reid.
“Cracker Jack” dips from past to present as a young woman navigates the challenges of life and learns who her ride-or-die are. The movie stars Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Jessica Collins, and Tammy Lynn Michaels.
If you remember the series “thirtysomething,” you’ll remember Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig who played Elliot and Nancy. In “Sugar Hill,” they reunite as a married couple and the movie tells the story of their relationship.
In “Down From Dover,” starring Holly Taylor, Shane McGhie, Robert Taylor, Bellamy Young, Camryn Manheim, and Mary Lane Haskell, a pregnant teen in a home for unwed mothers awaits the return of the man she loves from the Vietnam War.
The final installment, “Two Doors Down,” showcases Dolly’s funny bone. The comedy recounts the stresses around a family preparing for a New Year’s Eve wedding weekend and stars Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Andy Mientus, Katie Stevens and Michael Willet.
No specific release dates have been announced yet, but the best news is that Dolly is expected to make an appearance in each one.