Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are
reuniting for a Netflix comedy with an unexpected gay twist.
The actresses, who co-starred with
Dolly Parton in the classic comedy film 9 to 5, will headline
Grace and Frankie, a new single-camera sitcom expected to
debut next year on Netflix.
According to The
Los Angeles Times, adversaries Grace (played by Jane Fonda)
and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) are unexpectedly brought together when
their husbands announce that they are getting married to each other.
“The women find their lives both
turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined,”
Netflix said of the comedy. “Eventually, to their surprise, they
find they have each other.”
Netflix chief content officer Ted
Sarandos called the upcoming sitcom “warm, very funny and anything
“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,” Sarandos said.