Heartstrings (American TV series)

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Heartstrings
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Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
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Original networkNetflix

Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, or simply Heartstrings, is an upcoming American anthology web television series that is set to premiere in 2019 on Netflix.

Premise[edit]

Dolly Parton's Heartstrings is set to showcase "the stories, memories and inspirations behind Parton’s most beloved songs."[2]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
TBA"Jolene"[3]TBATBATBA
Cast: Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, & Dallas Roberts[3]
TBA"These Old Bones"[4]Joe Lazarov[4]Jim Strain[4]TBA
Cast: Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, & Kyle Bornheimer[4]
TBA"If I Had Wings"[5]Timothy Busfield[5]Jim Strain[5]TBA
Cast: Gerald McRaney, Brooke Elliott, Ben Lawson, Michele Weaver, Delta Burke, & Tim Reid[5]
TBA"JJ Sneed"[6]Terry McDonough[6]Jim Strain[6]TBA
Cast: Colin O'Donoghue, Willa Fitzgerald, David Denman, Mac Davis, & Vanessa Rubio[6]
TBA"Two Doors Down"[7]Wendey Stanzler[7]Mark B. Perry[7]TBA
Cast: Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Andy Mientus, Katie Stevens, & Michael Willett[7]
TBA"Down From Dover"[7]Erica Dunton[7]John Sacret Young[7]TBA
Cast: Holly Taylor, Shane McGhie, Robert Taylor, Bellamy Young, Camryn Manheim, & Mary Lane Haskell[7]
TBA"Sugar Hill"[7]Lev L. Spiro[7]Thomas Ian Griffith & Mary Page Keller[7]TBA
Cast: Patricia Wettig, Timothy Busfield, Virginia Gardner, & Tom Brittney[7]
TBA"Cracker Jack"[7]Liesl Tommy[7]Lisa Melamed[7]TBA
Cast: Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Jessica Collins, & Tammy Lynn Michaels[7]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On June 4, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production, then untitled, a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. Executive producers were expected to include Dolly Parton and Sam Haskell. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Dixie Pixie Productions, Magnolia Hill Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television.[2]

In November 2018, it was reported that the series had been titled Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, that it would premiere in 2019, and that Patrick Sean Smith would serve as the series' showrunner and as an additional executive producer. Additionally, it was further reported that episodes would be based upon the songs "Jolene", "These Old Bones", and "If I Had Wings". All of the episodes were set to be written by Jim Strain with Joe Lazarov directing "These Old Bones" and Timothy Busfield directing "If I Had Wings".[3][4][5] On December 19, 2018, it was announced that Terry McDonough would direct an episode based on the song "JJ Sneed" from another script by Strain.[6] On February 11, 2019, it was announced that that other four episodes would be based upon the songs "Two Doors Down", "Down from Dover", "Sugar Hill", and "Cracker Jack". "Two Doors Down" was set to be directed by Wendey Stanzler from a script by Mark B. Perry, "Down From Dover" to be directed by Erica Dunton from a script by John Sacret Young, "Sugar Hill" to be directed by Lev L. Spiro from a script by Thomas Ian Griffith and Mary Page Keller, and "Cracker Jack" to be directed by Liesl Tommy from a script by Lisa Melamed.[7]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Dolly Parton would appear in the series.[2] In November 2018, it was announced that Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Dallas Roberts had been cast in the episode "Jolene", that Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kyle Bornheimer had been cast in the episode "These Old Bones", and that Gerald McRaney, Brooke Elliott, Ben Lawson, Michele Weaver, Delta Burke, and Tim Reid had been cast in the episode "If I Had Wings".[3][4][5] On December 19, 2018, it was reported that Colin O'Donoghue, Willa Fitzgerald, David Denman, Mac Davis, and Vanessa Rubio had been cast in the episode "JJ Sneed".[6] On February 11, 2019, it was announced that Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Andy Mientus, Katie Stevens, and Michael Willett had been cast in the episode "Two Doors Down", Holly Taylor, Shane McGhie, Robert Taylor, Bellamy Young, Camryn Manheim, and Mary Lane Haskell had been cast in the episode "Down From Dover", Patricia Wettig, Timothy Busfield, Virginia Gardner, and Tom Brittney had been cast in the episode "Sugar Hill", and that Sarah Shahi, Rochelle Aytes, Jessica Collins, and Tammy Lynn Michaels had been cast in the episode "Cracker Jack".[7]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series commenced in September 2018 in Georgia. Filming occurred in locations that month such as Cartersville, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw, and at Third Rail Studios in Doraville.[8] In October 2018, filming took place in such locations as Milton, Canton, the Orange United Methodist Church in Lathemtown, and Emory Hospital in Smyrna.[9] In November 2018, shooting moved to locales including Norcross, Gainesville, Cumming.[10] In December 2018, the production was working out of Snellville, Loganville, and downtown Canton.[11] In January 2019, shooting was held in various areas like the Tucker Recreation Center in Tucker, Georgia and Marietta Square in Marietta, Georgia.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dolly-partons-heartstrings-all-details-netflix-series-1185252
  2. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (June 4, 2018). "Netflix Orders Dolly Parton Anthology Series Based On Her Songs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Porter, Rick (November 1, 2018). "Dolly Parton Netflix Series 'Heartstrings' Sets Cast for 'Jolene'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Andreeva, Nellie (November 7, 2018). "Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin & Kyle Bornheimer To Star In 'These Old Bones' Episode Of Dolly Parton Netflix Anthology". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (November 30, 2018). "Brooke Elliott, Ben Lawson, Michele Weaver & Gerald McRaney Star In "If I Had Wings," Part Of Dolly Parton Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Petski, Denise (December 19, 2018). "Colin O'Donoghue & Willa Fitzgerald Among Five Cast In 'JJ Sneed' Episode Of Dolly Parton Netflix Anthology". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Turchiano, Danielle (February 11, 2019). "Melissa Leo, Camryn Manheim Among Cast for 'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings'". Variety. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Walljasper, Matt (September 27, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Sextuplets, Doom Patrol, Avengers 4 (again), and more". Atlanta. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Walljasper, Matt (October 29, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Doctor Sleep, The Banker, Stranger Things, Avengers, Watchmen, and more". Atlanta. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Walljasper, Matt (November 29, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Limited Partners, Watchmen, Stranger Things, plus unpacking the #BoycottGeorgia movement". Atlanta. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  11. ^ Walljasper, Matt (December 20, 2018). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Undercover Brother 2, Limited Partners, Watchmen, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, and more". Atlanta. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  12. ^ Walljasper, Matt (January 31, 2019). "What's filming in Atlanta now? Bad Boys for Life, Noelle, Amazing Stories, plus Atlanta's award nods". Atlanta. Retrieved February 3, 2019.

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