Fans are just finding out that Dolly Parton helped save and produce “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
The country music icon and her former manager Sandy Gallin founded Sandollar Productions in 1986. From there, they produced the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie in 1992. Although the film didn’t get great reviews, executives with Sandollar had confidence in the story line.
Sandollar executive Gail Berman was emphatic in her belief that the story would work as a TV show. She thought the idea of a high school girl who fights vampires and demons was an idea that audiences would embrace. She was the driving force behind the show’s television production which went on to star Sarah Michelle Gellar .
However, Parton’s name never appeared on the show. Rather, Sandollar is listed in the end credits of every episode of “Buffy,” which ran from 1997 to 2003. Parton, the all-around American treasure, is considered an uncredited producer on the show.
Sandollar also produced a number of other films. Some of those include “Father of the Bride” (1991) and “Fly Away Home” (1996), as well as multiple Dolly Parton projects. They most recently produced Parton’s Netflix series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.”
Fans React to Finding Out Dolly Parton Helped Produce ‘Buffy’
Although it was never really a secret, fans of the show are freaking out after realizing Parton played a part in producing it. Her newly-discovered role in the classic television show has left fans stunned. They turned to social media in amazement at the news that she helped bring “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to television.
“I was today years old when I found out that dolly parton was an uncredited executive producer on buffy the vampire slayer,” one user posted to Twitter.
Meanwhile, fans on Twitter couldn’t believe the news after finding out.
“Just learned that @DollyParton was a producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and my mind is blown. Just put Dolly in charge of the world already! #womanpower #Buffy #dollyparton.”
“I’ve just found out that Dolly Parton secretly produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mind f—— blown.”
“Just found out Dolly Parton was secretly a producer on Buffy and things will never be the same again.”
Further, Parton’s many talents left one fan with a new appreciation for her.
“Dolly Parton is an amazing business woman in entertainment. Her being a secret producer for Buffy the vampire slayer is truly incredible. Makes me love the show that much more.”