Netflix is lining up your Christmas treats for 2019 and one of the biggest ones on the way includes the lineup of Dolly Parton and Christine Baranski. Here’s what we know so far about Christmas on the Square coming to Netflix in 2019.
Details are relatively limited about the new Christmas movie so far so we’ll be updating this as we get closer to its release which will likely be in either November or December 2019.
The movie comes from Magnolia Hill Productions which has produced several projects in the past mainly with Dolly Parton’s involvement. They were behind Coat of Many Colors which was a Christmas movie that aired on NBC back in 2015. A year later, it aired another Christmas movie called Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love. Neither of these two movies are on Netflix currently.
They’re also behind Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings due out on Netflix later this year.
What’s the movie Christmas on the Square about?
At the moment, no plot has been announced.
From Magnolia Hill Productions website, however, we can get an idea of what it’s going to look like as attached to the title is a picture of a Christmas setting.
We do know the movie is a musical and we know that we’ll be going back to the main actors and actresses childhoods thanks to some of the roles on IMDb.
The movie is being directed by Debbie Allen who is known for her roles on Fame and Grey’s Anatomy.
Post-production on the movie reportedly began in July 2019.
Who’s starring in Christmas on the Square?
Thanks to an IMDb update in early August 2019, we now know some of the key talents that will appear in the new series.
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Dolly Parton, who we’ve known is involved in the project but not starring will, in fact, star and play the role of Angel. Dolly is known for many notable titles including 9 to 5, The Porter Wagoner Show and Dolly. As we mentioned above, Dolly is also working on Heartstrings that’s due out on Netflix by the end of 2019 plus she’s also got a Christmas movie for Hallmark due out in 2019 called Christmas at Dollywood.
Treat Williams joins the cast as Carl who is mostly known for his roles in Hair, The Phantom and Deep Rising.
Christine Baranski who has appeared in the likes of Chicago, Mamma Mia! and Into the Woods will play the role of Regina.
Jenifer Lewis is known for lending her voice to The Princess and the Frog (now on Netflix US) and appeared in Mystery Men and the ABC series Black-ish.
That’s all we know, for now. We’ll keep updating this post as we get closer to the release date. In the meantime, go and check out some of the other Christmas titles on the way to Netflix thisyear.