Billy Ray Cyrus Confirms a ‘Hannah Montana’ Prequel Is In The Works

Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Billy Ray Cyrus is ready to reprise his role as Robby Ray Stewart.

In a recent interview with HollywoodLife, Cyrus revealed that a prequel to the popular Disney Channel show Hannah Montana is in the works and that it’s all about his character.

“They’re talking about doing a prequel, which to me, I would do that in a heartbeat,” the recent Grammy winner shared. “Because that means I get to get my mullet back.”

In the show, Cyrus played Robby Ray, father to his real-life daughter, Miley Cyrus, who portrayed the role of Hannah Montana.

Originally, Billy Ray was hesitant to accept the role, however, he eventually obliged.

“They had cast me as her dad, and I said, ‘They should get a real actor. I don’t want to mess that show up. They should get a real actor to play her dad, because this is a great script and a great concept,” he explained. “‘It’s going to blow Miley up. It’s going to be big.’”

According to Billy Ray, there is a “whole story that led up to Miley becoming Hannah Montana” that is left to be told.

While nothing has been confirmed, fans of the hit show can rest easy knowing the Hannah Montana storyline may not be gone forever.

Hannah Montana aired on the Disney Channel for four seasons from 2006-2011. The family-friendly sitcom spawned a movie, sold-out tours and launched Miley Cyrus’ pop career.

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