Dolly Parton says she and costars are in for “9 to 5” reboot

A sequel to the 1980 comedy classic 9 to 5 is in the works.

In a recent interview, country music icon Dolly Parton said that the hit comedy 9 to 5 will return, much to the show’s fan’s excitement.

While it’s been gestating for a while, it seems that the wait is worth while as Parton revealed that not only she, but also her original co-stars, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are game to return for the reboot.

“All these years we’ve talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5 and it never made any real sense until just recently,” Parton said, adding that she believes that everything that’s going on in the US today will serve as a perfect backdrop for a reboot. “We decided that we are going to do another one. We are trying to get the script and all that, everyone is very interested and we’ve all agreed that we’d love to do it if it’s right.”

While there’s no official confirmation of a sequel or reboot from 20th Century Fox, it sure sounds that Dolly’s plans are concrete.

“They presented with me an idea the other day and I said, ‘Yes,'” she explained. “This new idea [is] going to bring some new girls in… and they’re gonna find us, the old characters. We’ve all come up with a business of our own. So, they come to find us just to get some input.”

The plan is to bring back the original co-writer Patricia Resnick to pen the new script with help from Rashida Jones, a script that will focus on a new trio of women who when dealing with similar workplace issues track down the original trio.