Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who first worked together in the popular movie “9 to 5” from the 1980s, are teaming once again after 34 years in “Grace & Frankie,” a comedy series from Marta Kauffman, one of the creator of “Friends.” Read further to learn more about this show.
“Grace & Frankie” is the story of two rivaling women who suddenly find themselves thrown together after their husbands confess that they are in love with each other. The two also find out that they have a lot more in common than they originally thought.
Joining Fonda (Grace) and Tomlin (Frankie) in the cast are Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson as their respective husbands, Robert and Sol, who are also partners in a law firm. The two men have been keeping their relationship a secret since 1994. But with gay marriage now allowed in America, Robert and Sol decide to tell their wives that they would like their relationship to be legally recognized.
“Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are among the funniest and most formidable actresses ever and it’s an incredible privilege to give them the opportunity to run riot on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, in a report from The Hollywood Reporter. In addition, he said that the upcoming series would be “warm, very funny and wholesome.”
The show will also reunite Fonda and Sheen, who have recently worked together in the HBO drama “The Newsroom.”
Kauffman will write the series, which is slated for thirteen episodes, along with Howard J. Morris, who has worked on the sitcom “Home Improvement.” Fonda and Tomlin will serve as the show’s executive producers.
“Grace & Frankie” is set to debut in 2015 on the streaming service Netflix, which has been redefining the way viewers watch television by coming out with original hits to binge-watch, such as “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards.”
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