“9 to 5” Sequel to Reunite Original Cast

Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin in 1981. Photo by Berliner Studio/BEI/REX/Shutterstock (580468a)

Jane Fonda confirms that the show’s main trio will return for the sequel. 

The 9 to 5 sequel is set to reunite original cast for the long-awaited revival.

The news was confirmed Wednesday by Fonda who will star in the sequel of the hit 1980 comedy opposite Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin.

“My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers,” Fonda told reporters at the Television Critics Association panel for her new HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. “Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”

Back in March, Parton said that its all about timing when deciding to do a sequel. 

“All these years we’ve talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5 and it never made any real sense until just recently. We decided that we are going to do another one,” Parton said. “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.”

Rashida Jones has been tapped to pen the script with original writer Patricia Resnick. 

No release date has been set.