Netflix will release the first season
of Grace And Frankie starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda on
In the single-camera sitcom,
adversaries Grace (played by Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) are
unexpectedly brought together when their husbands announce that they
are gay and getting hitched to each other. Martin Sheen (The West
Wing) plays Robert, Fonda's husband, while Sam Waterston (Law
and Order) plays Saul, Tomlin's husband.
With their lives turned upside down,
the women find themselves permanently intertwined.
Marta Kauffman (Friends) and
Howard J. Morris created Grace And Frankie.
Speaking to Deadline,
Kauffman said that the show's gay twist “was really more about the
best way to talk about the issue of aging as if you're starting your
life over. It's the best way to get at that stuff. … And my hope
is that it's not the dark and cynical version, but more the
aspirational, that you can do amazing things at any age – you can
start over at any age.”
Netflix will release the show's first
13-episode season on Friday, May 8.