Dolly Parton's stories are moving from your radio to your television.
The always business savvy Parton has signed a new development deal with NBC to bring movies based on her songs to the small screen.
"I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of '9 to 5: The Musical' with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell. We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind," Dolly said in a release.
In conjunction with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, NBC will develop a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the songs, stories, and inspiring life of Dolly Parton. This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience.
"I don't know anyone in the world who doesn't love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment." I hope we will create some uplifting movies that the entire family can enjoy together, a genre of programming that still seems largely untapped on television."
The movies will reportedly feature music but won't be musicals in the Broadway sense of the word. Dolly may also appear in the projects, but she may also not (fingers crossed that she does). No word yet on when fans can expect to see the Dolly movies come to life, but for me it can't be soon enough.