Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin To Star In Netflix Comedy 'Grace And Frankie'
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have signed on to star in the new Netflix comedy series, Grace and Frankie.
Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Starring In Netflix Series
Fonda and Tomlin, who costarred in 9 to 5 with Dolly Parton 34 years ago, are reunited for the series penned by Friends creator Marta Kauffman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is set to include a total of 13 episodes.
The storyline of the series will follow Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) as they struggle to cope with the fact that their husbands want divorces from them – and to remarry each other. Though the two women start out not being particularly fond of one another, their bond strengthens as they share in the same experience.
Kauffman is sharing writing and executive producing duties with Howard J. Morris (According to Jim). Paula Weinstein, series stars Fonda and Tomlin, as well as David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are also serving as executive producers.
Netflix On 'Grace and Frankie'
"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 Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. "The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can't wait."
"Netflix is redefining the way we produce and consume television and it's a true privilege to be in business with Ted and his amazing team," added Ellison. "Working with the wonderfully talented Marta, Jane, Lily, Howard and their producer Paula Weinstein is a dream come true, and the story they have crafted is both hilarious and heartfelt."
Grace and Frankie is slated to hit the Netflix streaming service sometime in 2015.
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