Dolly Parton Reveals Why '9 to 5' Sequel Was Dropped

Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda
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Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in Nine To Five (9 to 5) in 1980.

Dolly Parton was on hand at the premiere of her new Netflix anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings on Tuesday evening (Oct. 29) at Dollywood in Tennessee, where she revealed that the much anticipated sequel to the 1980 comedy 9 to 5 has been nixed.

"Well, actually I think we dropped that whole idea,” she told ET when asked how the remake was going. “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."

While the country singer explained the sequel may no longer be in the cards, she did reveal that she and former co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are open to future collaborations.

"We're thinking we might do a completely different thing together, Jane, Lily and I," Parton hinted. "We may do something different altogether, but I don't think we’re going to continue with that.”

Parton first revealed the news of a possible remake in 2018 to ABC’s Nightlight. "All these years, we've talked about doing a sequel," Parton told ABC's Nightline. Given the current cultural climate, "it never made any real sense until just recently."