In “Grace and Frankie” — an original comedy series commissioned by Netflix — Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are turned suddenly upside-down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.
The project reunites Fonda and Tomlin, who co-starred with Dolly Parton in the 1980 feature hit “9 to 5.”
In the 13-episode Netflix series, Grace and Frankie are sparring partners as well as partners-in-crime: The two women form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way. (Per Netflix, anyhow.)
“Grace and Frankie” premieres on Netflix Friday, May 8, with all 13 episodes dropping at once in all territories the service is available.
The series is from exec producers Marta Kauffman (“Friends”) and Howard J. Morris (“Home Improvement”). Series also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael. Paula Weinstein and David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. are producing.