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Netflix Drop Trailer for Dolly Parton’s 'Heartstrings' Series Inspired By Her Music

Netflix Drop Trailer for Dolly Parton’s 'Heartstrings' Series Inspired By Her Music

Netflix have released the first look at its original series inspired by Dolly Parton's epic back catalogue.

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The legendary country singer teamed up with the streaming giant to act as executive producer as well as taking on a starring role in the show Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.

Fans will recognise that the title of each episode refers to one of the icon's songs, including Two Doors Down, If I Had Wings, J.J. Sneed, These Old Bones, Down From Dover, Sugar Hill, Cracker Jack and of course, one of her most famous tracks Jolene.

Julianna Hough plays Jolene in Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Netflix series (Credit: Netflix)
Julianna Hough plays Jolene in Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Netflix series (Credit: Netflix)

The trailer gives a glimpse into every one of eight episodes, while Dolly can be heard speaking about her work in voiceover.

"Songs - they're just stories put to music," she says.

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"Songs that I've written, they're stories of my life - every triumph, every struggle, every smile, every sorrow. It's the melody of my memories. It's the sound of my heartstrings."

The anthology series is set to be released on November 22, and also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner, Julianne Hough, and Colin O'Donoghue.

Dolly stars in four of the episodes which are inspired by songs from her epic back catalogue (Credit: Netflix)
Dolly stars in four of the episodes which are inspired by songs from her epic back catalogue (Credit: Netflix)

Netflix say that new and classic Dolly music will score every episode. Each story will vary in tone, from love stories and inspirational tales to family dramas, westerns, and revenge comedies.

Dolly recently told Entertainment Tonight about casting for the series, in which she plays a mysterious character called 'Babe', saying she hoped her goddaughter Miley Cyrus would play Jolene.

Oscar winner Kathleen Turner stars in Two Doors Down (Credit: Netflix)
Oscar winner Kathleen Turner stars in Two Doors Down (Credit: Netflix)

Unfortunately Miley was busy so they cast dancer and singer Julianne Hough to play the titular character.

"Years back when I used to think of Jolene, you know, before Julianne came on, I used to think... 'I'd love Miley'.

"She would have been great at that as well. But Miley was doing other things.

Dolly recently said she would have loved for her goddaughter Miley Cyrus to play Jolene, but she was busy so Julianne Hough was cast (Credit: Netflix)
Dolly recently said she would have loved for her goddaughter Miley Cyrus to play Jolene, but she was busy so Julianne Hough was cast (Credit: Netflix)

"We wanted [Jolene] to be someone that kind of was described in the song, with auburn hair, ivory skin, the emerald green eyes, which she had all of that,"

She added of Julianne's fit for the role: "All she had to do was put on this beautiful red hair and she was the most beautiful Jolene you could ever, ever get."

Time to get your hairbrushes out ready for a singalong!

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Television, Entertainment, Music, TV News, Dolly Parton

Natalie Corner

Natalie is a freelance journalist with a degree in journalism. She has previously written for Mirror Online, Mail Online, Dazed and Black Ballad as well as Tyla. She has a keen interest in all things viral, women's lifestyle and TV. To get in touch with the Tyla team, contact [email protected]

 

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