Everything We Know About Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

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Netflix brought some Dolly Parton love in 2018’s Dumplin’, now the streaming platform has taken inspiration from Dolly’s hits to craft eight 1-hour episode for the new anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. This original anthology series will showcase the stories, memories, and inspirations behind her most beloved songs. 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 Parton’s Heartstrings’ award-winning cast includes Kathleen Turner, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, Ginnifer Goodwin, Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Timothy Busfield, and Melissa Leo. From showrunner Patrick Sean Smith, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will premier on November 22 2019 from Magnolia Hill Productions and Sandollar Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television for Netflix.

Check out  below fora full list of episodes and their descriptions:

These Old Bones

CAST: Kathleen Turner – “Miss Mary Shaw aka Old Bones,” Ginnifer Goodwin – “Genevieve,” Kyle Bornheimer – “Landon”

Written by Jim Strain & directed by Joe Lazarov

“A big-city lawyer comes home to TN to convince an alleged “witch” (Old Bones) to sell her land to a mining company. She wrestles with her past and the future of the town.”

If I Had Wings

CAST: Gerald McRaney – “Tom Freeman,” Delta Burke – “Ellie Holder,” Ben Lawson – “Clay,” Michele Weaver – “Phyllis,” Brooke Elliott – “Nancy Bridges,” Tim Reid – “Kendal Hooks”

Written by Jim Strain & directed by Timothy Busfield

“After receiving invitations to the 70th birthday party of their decades-long estranged father, three disparate siblings converge on a Mississippi farm where they test the bonds of blood and issues of faith, all to confront the sins of their father.”

JJ Sneed

CAST: Colin O’Donoghue – “JJ Sneed,” Willa Fitzgerald – “Maddie,” David Denman – “Deke Fletcher,” Mac Davis – “Reverend Riggs,” Vanessa Rubio – “Cimmaron”

Written by Jim Strain & directed Terry McDonough

“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.”


CAST: Julianne Hough – “Jolene,” Dolly Parton – “Babe,” Kimberly Williams-Paisley – “Emily,” Dallas Roberts – “Aaron”

Writer: Patrick Sean Smith & directed by Andrew Fleming

“Based on Dolly Parton’s Grammy award-winning classic, “Jolene” 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.”

Cracker Jack

CAST: Sarah Shahi – “Lucy Jane,” Rochelle Aytes – “Scarlett,” Jessica Collins – “Monica,” Tammy Lynn Michaels – “Bitsy”

Written by Lisa Melamed & directed Liesl Tommy

“Two stories — one past, one present — about the power of unconditional love between a girl and her dog, and that same girl, now grown, who questions what her life means and who she can truly count on when faced with her greatest fear.”

Sugar Hill

CAST: Patricia Wettig ‘ “Harper Cantrell,” Timothy Busfield – “Logan Cantrell,” Virginia Gardner – “Young Harper,” Tom Brittney – “Young Logan”

Written by Thomas Ian Griffith & Mary Page Keller & directed by Lev L. Spiro

“A married couple in their twilight embarks on a road trip back to the place where they first fell in love, along the way revisiting the history of their love story.”

Down From Dover

CAST: Holly Taylor – “Delilah ‘Dee’ Covern,” Shane McGhie – “Lincoln Dollarhyde,” Robert Taylor – “Reverend Covern,” Bellamy Young – “Myrna Jorgensen,” Camryn Manheim – “Mrs. Grover,” Mary Lane Haskell – “Mrs. Cunningham”

Written by John Sacret Young & directed by Erica Dunton

“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.”

Two Doors Down

CAST: Melissa Leo – “Amelia Meegers,” Ray McKinnon – “Roy Meegers,” Andy Mientus – “Tyler Meegers,” Katie Stevens – “Lee Meegers,” Michael Willett – “Cole Evans”

Written by Mark B. Perry & directed by Wendey Stanzler

“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?”