There were cameras. There was action. But there was no Dolly.
Fed by social media rumors that country music legend Dolly Parton was in town to make a movie, fans lingered on the Erwin and Leake Street sidewalks hoping to catch a glimpse of her on the set by Taylor's Farm Supply.
Instead, they were treated to location filming for an eight-episode Dolly Parton anthology slated to appear in 2019 on Netflix.
According to a Netflix press release, each episode is based on a Parton song — this one is based on her 2002 hit "These Old Bones" — and is similar to an agreement NBC inked with the country star three years ago that yielded the movie "Coat Of Many Colors," watched by almost 16 million viewers, and its sequel, "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love."
"As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music," Parton said in the press release. "I am thrilled to be bringing some of my favorite songs to life with Netflix. We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations, and I want to thank the good folks at Netflix and Warner Bros. TV for their incredible support.”
In addition to serving as singer/songwriter, Parton will be the executive producer and will also appear in the series.
Filming resumes today around the old courthouse and on Mission and Lucas roads.
That offered little consolation for Patricia Cassell, who drove all the way from Rockmart hoping to catch a glimpse of one of her favorite stars only to learn that Parton was still in Nashville.
"I was really hoping to be able to see her," Cassell said. "I'm really, really disappointed."