Netflix is set to unleash “Grace and Frankie”, a new original comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as long-time rivals brought together by a rather unusual change in their marital circumstances. The 13- half-hour episode first season from Skydance Productions is written and created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, and will premiere next year. Marta Kaufman, Howard J. Morris, Paula Weinstein, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross will executive produce.
“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,” says Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can’t wait.”
Two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and Tony Award nominee Jane Fonda recently starred on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” and was nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series,” for her role on the show. She most recently was seen in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and appears in “Better Living through Chemistry,” now in theaters.