The fan-favourite comedy, starring Hollywood greats Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, is in its seventh and final season
Netflix surprised and delighted Grace and Frankie fans on Friday, releasing four new episodes of its new season all at once on its platform. The streaming giant announced the news of the release with a video featuring the show’s stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
In the video, the two seasoned Hollywood actors give the news in their familiar and cheerful way, portraying the same chemistry and dynamic between them reminding us what made the duo a fan favourite among viewers. “We’ve missed you,” Tomlin is seen saying, following it with “but more importantly, you’ve missed us.” And fans could not agree more who had started to feel the long wait of 19 months, since the last season aired, taking a toll on them. The playful bickering of the two in the video added hues of charm that made the announcement all the more appealing.
Fans took to social media to express their excitement. Twitter ran rife with tweets by fans expressing how much they missed the bubbly duo, some fun-filled in expressing their admiration of the show and some lamenting on how it will be its last season. However, one sentiment was common - the delight due to Netflix’s pleasant surprise announcement.
Created by Marta Kauffman, well-known for Friends, and Howard J. Morris, Grace and Frankie tell the story of the titular women whose unlikely friendship starts off in the strangest of ways - when their husbands announce that they are gay and leave the women for each other. The Emmy-nominated show follows how the two navigate their lives in the wake of this sudden turn of events, culminating in a heartfelt comedy about friendship and loyalty.