Julianne Hough (“Dancing with the Stars”, “Footloose”) is set to star in the Netflix series Dolly Parton’s ‘Heartstrings’. Hough will star as the lead in the episode ‘Jolene’, alongside Parton.
Hough thanked Parton and said how much of an influence she is.
Jolene is a flirtatious free-spirit with aspirations of escaping her small hometown in Georgia, in the hopes of becoming a successful singer-songwriter. Parton will play Babe, a force of nature and the mother hen to the waitresses at Baby Blues.
‘Heartstrings’ is an upcoming eight-episode anthology series, which showcases the stories, inspirations, and memories behind Parton’s most beloved songs. The episodes will launch all at once on Netflix. There is no exact release date but look for it sometime in 2019.
The episode is based on the Grammy-winning song and tells the story of an “unexpected friendships between two very different women who find themselves part of the iconic love triangle, ultimately impacting each other’s lives in profound ways,” according to Deadline Hollywood.
Released 45 years ago, Jolene is one of Parton’s most famous songs. Younger generations have embraced the song and there have even been covers of the song including one by Parton’s goddaughter, Miley Cyrus.
The series will feature the old and new music of the country superstar. It will begin with an introduction by Parton talking or singing about the meaning of each song. Each episode will feature a different cast.
So if you are a fan of the country superstar, or of Hough make sure to subscribe to Netflix before the New Year.
Hough has starred in “Safe Haven”, “Grease: Live”, and most recently played Betty Weider in the new film, “Bigger.”
Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“Nashville”, “According to Jim”) and Dallas Roberts (“The Good Wife”. “Insatiable”) join the cast as well.