Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" sequel coming to NBC for Christmas
The next chapter showcasing the life of young Dolly Parton is coming to NBC later this year.
The network officially announced details Wednesday about 'Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.'
The film is a sequel to 'Coat of Many Colors,' which debuted last December to nearly 16 million viewers.
The original cast will be returning for the sequel including Jennifer Nettles as Dolly's mom, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton.
"It felt like a no-brainer to bring this talented cast back together and tell another compelling holiday story culled from Dolly’s own life growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. "Her spirit and belief in God — and her music — will infuse this movie with the true spirit of Dolly Parton.”
The movie plot will feature how an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while her father works to raise enough money to buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her.
Parton said she was overwhelmed and touched by the reaction to 'Coat of Many Colors.'
"I am so happy to share this story with the viewers and to say there is so much more to tell because mine truly has been a life of many colors. I hope the viewers will fall in love all over again,” Parton said.
During her visit to Dollywood earlier this year, Parton talked about her other films in the works. She said they were still working on the script for a movie based on her song "Jolene," and another based on "The Seeker."
NBC plans to announce in the coming months when the 'Coat of Many Colors' holiday special will debut.