Former The Young and the Restless star Jessica Collins is heading to Dollywood…kind of, because she won’t be going to that Tennessee amusement park.
Instead, the actress has landed a role in Dolly Parton’s new Netflix anthology series, which is set to be called Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.
The series will be based on stories from Dolly’s very famous songs and her music will be a part of each and every episode.
Collins, who left the long-running soap back in 2015, broke the exciting news via tweet on Monday.
“FINALLY I can share you! Beyond grateful & so PROUD of this project. Thank U beautiful Dolly & my whole Heartstrings Family,” she tweeted.
“Been floating ever since U welcomed me into your kind & talented world! @DollyParton @LisaMelamedLA @sarahshahi @LieslTommy @TLynnMichaels @rochelleaytes.”
The series will also star Melissa Leo, Ray McKinnon, Camryn Manheim, Timothy Busfield, and Patricia Wettig.
According to Deadline, each episode will begin with Dolly “talking/singing to the camera (as herself) about the meaning behind each song.”
Because it is an anthology series, each episode will have its own story and its own cast, so it’s possible each actor will appear in only one episode but as of now, that isn’t exactly clear.
Some of the episode titles that have already been released include “Jolene,” “JJ Sneed,” “These Old Bones,” and “If I Had Wings.”
It is also not known when the series will be dropping on Netflix, but it will be coming out at some point in 2019. Are you excited to see Jessica Collins in this new role? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.
FINALLY I can share you! Beyond grateful & so PROUD of this project. Thank U beautiful Dolly & my whole Heartstrings Family. Been floating ever since U welcomed me into your kind & talented world! @DollyParton @LisaMelamedLA @sarahshahi @LieslTommy @TLynnMichaels @rochelleaytes https://t.co/77qqTOTfF9
— Jessica Collins (@JessicaCollins) February 11, 2019
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