This Looks Promising: Grace and Frankie

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda

Old pals Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are set to costar in a Netflix original comedy/drama, Grace and Frankie. The 13 episode series will release in 2015.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in 9 to 5.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in 9 to 5.

The two women, Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), hate each other. It was just announced this week that Grace’s husband is going to be played by Martin Sheen. I haven’t seen an announcement as to who will play Frankie’s husband.

The plot develops when the two husbands announce that they are in love and want to run off together and get married, forcing interactions between the wives.

That’s pretty much all we know at this point. The complete cast isn’t even set yet, but filming is due to begin in August. Now that they have Martin Sheen, it should be easier to get the other husband character to sign on. Working with Martin Sheen should be an incentive.

A show with two over 40 women leading the cast? Sign me up, Netflix.

2 thoughts on “This Looks Promising: Grace and Frankie”

  1. Im loving Netflix original seies. These 2 old broads are finally back together where they belong.

    2 women OVER 40 ??? Its more like 2 women OVER 70 ! Yea for them !!!

    1. I agree! Yea for women over 70. I just mentioned 40 because that is some sort of mythical demarcation line in Hollywood. When a woman is over 40 she is no longer valuable or beautiful or worth considering. Women prove this idea wrong every day, of course.

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