Find out where ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ has been shot!
‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ has been produced by Parton’s Sandollar Productions and Sam Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. The eight-episode anthology series premiered in 2019. Sam Haskell, Patrick Sean Smith, and Dolly Parton are the executive producers. Each of ‘Hearstring’s’ episodes is based on Dolly Parton’s favourite songs. The singer also appears on-screen as either a part or just to introduce the episode. Haskel and Parton together pitched seventeen of their favourite songs to Netflix. Out of which seven became part of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’. However, the eighth episode was based on “Sugar Hill”, which was the favourite song of a Netflix executive supervising the project.
- Shooting locations of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’
- Behind the scenes of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ with Ina Mayhew
- ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ Season 2
Shooting locations of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’
Most of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ main shooting locations include several parts of Atlanta, including Marietta, Peachtree City, Milton, Duluth, and even Third Rail Studios.
Atlanta’s local news also confirmed Canton as the shooting location of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’.
The entire series was majorly shot throughout Metro Atlanta. Recalling her experience in Atlanta, Parson said:
“Well, Atlanta is great. That’s really a wonderful place. I’ve been there many times, I did Joyful Noise there and some other things, so it was fun.”
“I think this is my third time shooting in Atlanta, and I love Atlanta. I’m so happy that most people are now moving away from LA to Atlanta because they can get more work there!”
“I love filming in Atlanta. Of course, it’s close to Nashville, which I appreciate. It’s much easier for me to get to than LA”.
Behind the scenes of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ with Ina Mayhew
In an interview with “Hidden Remote”, production designer Ina Mayhew spoke about the filming and production of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’. She mentioned how they did a lot of building on stage and on location such as the J.J. Sneed episode in which it was mostly on location. They did some interior work on the stage but went back and forth. They had two stages that they worked on. They did an exterior and interior build on a location that was challenging but fun as per Mayhew.
In another interview with “Production Hub”, Ina Mayhew talked about the challenges she faced while creating different sets for different periods. She mentioned how in the first episode they shot, ‘These Old Bones’, the protagonist was a young high-powered corporate lawyer sent by her employer back to her hometown in order to convince the simple rural families to sell their land to the corporation.
At the beginning of the episode, the lawyer is shown in her Washington offices dealing with members of her law firm, in an environment that reeks of wealth and privilege. She travelled to her childhood home, which is clean, comfortable, and middle-class of the 1940s.
The clairvoyant woman who figured prominently in the story lived alone in the woods in a cabin. She read the future as foretold by the bones she threw, accepting chickens as payment and chopping her own wood. The marked contrasts just within this one episode offered many creative challenges. Though she felt it was quite satisfying to research the 1940s and create these very different environments. She recalled the contrast between how the different episodes of the show ranged from 1880s Western to a 1960s Vietnam battlefield to a contemporary high-end wedding destination hotel where high-comedy ensues.
‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ Season 2
During a PaleyFest LA panel discussion, executive producers Parton and Sam Haskell talked about season 2 of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’.
Haskell spoke about how Netflix wants them to continue with it. He further added how both of them have several other things in development. They hope that the viewers will get to see it in the later years after the pandemic. They will also have to figure out how they are going to be able to deal with production with all the protocols to make the production happen. Haskell is currently spending a lot of time getting scripts written now so that they will be ready to go when it’s safe.
The cast of ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’ Season 1 features Julianne Hough, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kathleen Turner, Gerald McRaney, Delta Burke, Melissa Leo, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
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