In 1980 Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton teamed up for 9 To 5 and in the process became a bit of a one-off legendary partnership. Now Tomlin and Fonda are reuniting for a new series on Netflix, called Grace And Frankie, and it’s even got a little gay interest thrown in for good measure.
The comedy focuses on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) facing the last chapter of their lives, though not in the way they expected. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and – to their dismay – permanently intertwined. Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other.
13 half-hour episodes of the show, which comes from Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Emmy nominee Howard J. Morris, are planned. It should go live this summer.
“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 Chief Content Officer. “The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can’t wait.”
Now we just need to get Dolly involved!