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Dolly Parton announces sequel to holiday special

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Dolly Parton announces sequel to holiday special

A sequel to Dolly Parton's 'Coat of Many Colors' will premiere later this year.

The holiday special - which is titled 'Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love' - is hoping to copy the success of last year's film, which attracted 16 million viewers.

Dolly, 70, said: "I was so overwhelmed and touched by how many people watched 'Coat of Many Colors' and their reaction to it. The song 'Coat of Many Colors,' of course, has always been my favourite and has touched so many people through the years, especially me.

"It is a true story from a very special time in my childhood. 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."

The original cast of Jennifer Nettles (Avie Lee Parton), Ricky Schroder (Robert Lee Parton), Gerald McRaney (Rev. Jake Owens) and Alyvia Alyn Lind as a young Dolly are set to return as well as director Stephen Herek.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, added: "It's no secret that everyone loves Dolly Parton and the response to our first movie was overwhelming, both in terms of the size of the audience and outpouring of love for a film with family values and faith.

"So 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. Her spirit and belief in God - and her music - will infuse this movie with the true spirit of Dolly Parton."