Netflix has released the first images from their upcoming 13 episode comedy series Grace & Frankie, which stars Lily Tomlin (The West Wing) and Jane Fonda (The Newsroom).
Grace & Frankie focuses on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) who are facing the last chapter of their lives, though not in the way they expected. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and – to their dismay – permanently intertwined. Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other.
In addition to Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the cast of the single camera comedy also includes Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as Robert, Grace’s husband; Sam Waterston (Law & Order) as Sol, Frankie’s husband; Brooklyn Decker (Friends With Better Lives) as Mallory, Grace’s younger daughter; and Ethan Embry (Once Upon A Time) as Coyote, Frankie’s son. Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael also star.
Grace & Frankie, which has the distinction of being the first half-hour comedy to get a greenlight at Netflix (although Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt did make it to air first), hails from Friends creator Marta Kaufman, Howard J. Morris & Paula Weinstein. Skydance Productions is producing Grace & Frankie, with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross serving as executive producers.
The four first look images Netflix released today show Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston in character as Grace, Frankie, Robert and Sol, respectively. Check them out below:
Grace & Frankie premieres globally on Netflix on Friday May 8th at 00:01 PST.