Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin once lived out their fantasies of overthrowing their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss, in the hit film 9 to 5. It's 35 years later, and they’re still having troubles with the men in their lives. The actresses have reunited to star in the upcoming Netflix series Grace and Frankie, a comedy that follows two ladies of a certain age who discover that their husbands are gay and madly in love with one another.
Shock, denial, anger, guilt, meditation, medication, & relief - these are the seven stages of Grace and Frankie. Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) form an unlikely bond as they face an uncertain future together, while coming to terms with their husbands’ shocking revelation. In the aftermath, they discover a new definition of “family”, with lots of tears, laughter, and martinis in hand.
Created by executive producers Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement), the hilarious and poignantly heartbreaking comedy takes on aging with gusto — from joint pain to joint rolling and blind dates to night blindness. In the new trailer, Fonda blows her top, Tomlin delivers some hilarious one liners and the two dance around a bonfire. The series examines how life has a way of taking us by surprise and showing us who we really are. The series also stars Academy Award winners Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson as their husbands, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn, and June Diane Raphael.
The series premieres on Friday, May 8 exclusively on Netflix. Watch the trailer below: