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Netflix working 9 to 5 on new Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin comedy Grace and Frankie

Netflix has ordered its latest exclusive; Grace and Frankie, a comedy which reunites Nine to Five stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. 

The 13-episode comedy series focuses on the two titular women, bitter arch-rivals, who discover that their husbands are in love with each other and are planning to get married. 

Production is set to begin later this year and will be released on Netflix in the UK and Ireland early next year. 

What a way to make a living: Netflix reunites Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for its latest exclusive

Grace and Frankie comes from Friends co-creator Marta Kaufman, Howard J. Morris and Paula Weinstein. 

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer said: “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. 

“The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can’t wait.” 

David Ellison of Skydance, who will be producing the show for Netflix, said: “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.

“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 will apparently be a single-camera show, suggesting that it won’t be shot in front of a live audience or come with a laughter track.  

Since Netflix began its ambitious run of Originals – new shows developed exclusively for Netflix – it’s bagged new seasons of Arrested Development, Trailer Park Boys as well as bringing back the US version of The Killing for a final run, giving the cult remake of the Danish crime show a more fitting send off. 

 

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