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The second installment of the Netflix anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings has cast its lead roles.
Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), Kathleen Turner and Kyle Bornheimer (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will star in an episode based on Parton’s song “These Old Bones.” Each of the eight episodes will be based on a different one of the music legend’s songs.
The series’ first episode, “Jolene,” will star Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Dallas Roberts along with Parton, who will also introduce each episode.
Jim Strain (Jumanji) is writing “These Old Bones,” and Joe Lazarov (Designated Survivor, Gossip Girl) will direct. Patrick Sean Smith is the showrunner.
“These Old Bones” is set in the 1940s and centers on a determined young lawyer who returns to her Smoky Mountain hometown from Washington, D.C., to prove herself professionally when a mysterious old mountain woman, Miss Mary Shaw (Turner) — who locals believe is a fortune teller — threatens a lumber company’s business. What results is a test of faith that includes the uncovering of past secrets.
Goodwin is playing a character named Genevieve, and Bornheimer will play Landon.
Each episode of Heartstrings will be scored with new and classic music from Parton, and the eight installments will vary in tone according to the tone of the song on which they’re based.
All eight episodes will launch at once, per Netflix’s usual pattern, sometime in 2019.
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