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Dolly Parton and Netflix are extending their working relationship.
The nation song icon will valuable particular person in and executive have confidence a musical vacation movie for the streamer called Christmas on the Sq.. The movie, which also stars Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams and Jeanine Mason and is directed by Debbie Allen (Grey’s Anatomy), is pickle to premiere Nov. 22.
The discharge date for the movie is exactly one one year after Netflix debuted Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, an anthology series primarily based utterly on Parton’s songs. One of many eight installments, “These Broken-down Bones,” earned an Emmy nomination for excellent TV movie earlier this one year.
The It be a Excellent Life-esque Christmas on the Sq. stars Christine Baranski (The Real War) as Regina, a neatly off and base girl who returns to her puny space of birth after her father’s dying to evict everybody and sell the land to a mall developer — correct earlier than Christmas. However, after taking notice of news of the native townsfolk, reconnecting with an feeble cherish, and accepting the steering of an accurate angel (Parton), Regina begins to devour a alternate of coronary heart.
The solid also contains Jenifer Lewis (Sunless-ish) as Margeline, a class store owner and the closest element Regina has to a chum; Treat Williams as Carl, the owner of the city’s commonplace retailer; Josh Segarra (Arrow) as a pastor who leads the city’s pushback in opposition to Regina; Jeanine Mason (Roswell, New Mexico) as Felicity, an angel in coaching; Mary Lane Haskell (Heartstrings) because the pastor’s partner, Jenna, a utter of peaceful in the city; Matthew Johnson (American Idol) as Mack, the owner of the native bar; and Selah Kimbro (Hidden Figures) Jones as Violet, Mack’s daughter.
Parton’s Sandollar Productions and Sam Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Productions have confidence the movie in affiliation with Warner Bros. TV (which also produces Heartstrings). Parton, Haskell, author Maria Schlatter and Allen are the manager producers.