“9 to 5” Sequel Scrapped Says Dolly

Having teased the possibility for a while now, country music queen Dolly Parton has some sad news – the planned sequel to her beloved 1980 comedy “9 to 5” looks like a no go.

Appearing on the red carpet for the premiere of her new Netflix anthology series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” Parton spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the project which was to have seen her and original co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda reunite. They’ve now apparently ditched those plans:

“We’ve dropped that whole idea. I don’t think we’re going to do the sequel. We never could get the script where it was enough different than the first one, and that one turned out so good. So we’re thinking we might do a completely different thing together, Jane, Lily and I. We may do something different altogether, but I don’t think we’ll continue with [the sequel]”

Talk of a sequel has been circulating for years with Parton confirming a script was under consideration early last year. “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” series launches on November 22nd.