FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Dolly Parton arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Variety and Women in Film pre-Emmy celebration in Los Angeles. Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute event next year. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that Parton will be the first artist from the Nashville music community honored at the annual MusiCares charity gala, which raises money for those in the musical community in times of financial, medical and personal need. The tribute will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8.
Photo: Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File
Photo: Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File

Netflix’s ‘Dolly Parton Theater’ shooting in Atlanta

Originally posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Dolly Parton is coming to Atlanta!

The country music legend is shooting a Netflix anthology based on some of her songs called “Dolly Parton Theater.”

Parton will executive produce and appear in the series, which has just begun production.

“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” Parton said in a release in June when the show was announced. “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.”

She aired two successful NBC movies in 2015 and 2016 with a similar concept “Coat of Many Colors and “Christmas of Many Colors.” 

There is a casting call here for extras for “Dolly Parton Theater.”

It appears at least some of the stories will be based in the 1940s based on the description for extras. 

Parton’s “9 to 5” co stars are also in a Netflix series “Grace & Frankie.”

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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