Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who starred in the hit 1980 film “Nine to Five,” will reunite in Netflix’s next original series, a comedy called “Grace and Frankie,” reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
Netflix has given a 13-episode order to the half-hour comedy, which was created by Marta Kauffman of “Friends” and Howard J. Morris of “Sullivan & Son,” the story notes.
Fonda and Tomlin will portray longtime enemies who find their lives in upheaval after their husbands announce they are in love with each other. “Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other,” the story notes.
“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,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.
Netflix has been building out its original series slate, with five new series now on tap to debut. They include the dramas “Sense8” and “Marco Polo,” as well as the last season of “The Killing,” the piece adds.
Fonda recently earned an Emmy nomination for HBO’s “The Newsroom,” on which she had a recurring role. Tomlin recently won an Emmy for her voice work on the HBO documentary “An Apology to Elephants,” the story notes.