Netflix to turn Dolly Parton’s songs into a series

The songs of country-music legend Dolly Parton will come to life in a new Netflix Inc. anthology series.

Each installment of the eight-episode series, expected in 2019, will be based on a classic Parton song. Time Warner Inc.’s TWX, +0.00% Warner Bros. Television will produce the series.

“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” Parton said in a statement Tuesday. “I am thrilled to be bringing some of my favorite songs to life with Netflix. We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations.”

Parton will be executive producer of the series, and may appear in the episodes as well.

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