Dolly Parton is in the TV business in a big way since her movie “Coat of Many Colors” was a huge hit last December. Carrying on in that family-friendly vein, Dolly has just revealed plans to turn one of her most inspirational songs into a possible TV series.
In an interview with “Rolling Stone,” Dolly reveals she’s currently developing a script for her song, “The Seeker.” Check out this clip of Dolly performing “The Seeker” during her concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last summer.
She compares the new “The Seeker” project to a cross between the classic TV series “Highway to Heaven” and “Touched by an Angel.”
Dolly says, “What we are trying to do with that is we’ll have a character, almost like a Christ-like type of character, but someone struggling like my song says, ‘I’m just a seeker, a poor sinful creature / there is no weaker than I am / I am a seeker. You are teacher / You are a reacher, so reach down.’ He has this gift, but he struggles with it and doesn’t completely understand it, but everywhere he goes he makes wonderful things happen.”
She goes on to explain the main character in “The Seeker” will be a singer or writer.
There’s no timeline for “The Seeker” at this time, but you can look forward to seeing Dolly’s sequel to “Coat of Many Colors” — “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” — this holiday season on NBC.