LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Dolly Parton accepts the MusiCares Person of the Year award onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)

Netflix Rounds Out Cast For Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

Oscar winners Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, and Emmy winners Jessica Collins, Camryn Manheim, Tim Busfield, and Patricia Wettig are among 19 cast in upcoming anthology series.

The Dolly music you love, the stories you’ve been waiting for. Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings is an anthology series that showcases 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.

Each episode will begin with an introduction by Dolly talking/singing to the camera (as herself) about the meaning behind each song. Dolly will also star/guest star in some stories. Each episode is a standalone story and will have a different cast.

Produced by Magnolia Hill Productions and Sandollar Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television for Netflix, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will premiere in 2019. Executive producers include Sam Haskell, Dolly Parton, and Patrick Sean Smith (who also serves as showrunner).

Previously announced episode castings include “Jolene,” “JJ Sneed,” “These Old Bones,” and “If I Had Wings.”

Cracker Jack

CAST:

Sarah Shahi – “Lucy Jane”

Rochelle Aytes – “Scarlett”

Jessica Collins – “Monica”

Tammy Lynn Michaels – “Bitsy”

Writer: Lisa Melamed

Director: Liesl Tommy

SYNOPSIS: 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”

Writer: Thomas Ian Griffith & Mary Page Keller

Director: Lev L. Spiro

SYNOPSIS: 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”

Writer: John Sacret Young

Director: Erica Dunton

SYNOPSIS: 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”

Writer: Mark B. Perry

Director: Wendey Stanzler

SYNOPSIS: 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?

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