Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon has dropped out of making the sequel Horrible Bosses 2, citing scheduling conflicts with his upcoming ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, and other projects.

We first reported on the sequel back in January 2012, when Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) signed on to write the script. Then, this March, stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jamie Foxx were confirmed to reprise their roles from the original.

New Line Cinema is currently seeking out another director, in hopes that production can get started this fall. The original Horrible Bosses followed a group of three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis) who all want to kill their bosses, seeking out the help of a "consultant" named Motherf---er Jones (Jamie Foxx). The comedy, which cost only $35 million to produce, took in over $200 million worldwide during its theatrical run in the summer of 2011.