Oscar-winning actress, Jane Fonda, and her “9 to 5” co-star, Lily Tomlin, will reunite in Netflix's original series, “Grace and Frankie,” created by “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman.
Netflix announced Wednesday that Fonda and Tomlin will team up together for their roles in the comedy series as natural enemies, after discovering that their husbands have fallen in love with each other. The comedy comes almost 34 years after Fonda and Tomlin starred together in “9 to 5” in 1980.
"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," Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, reportedly said. "The show created for them by Marta and Howard (J. Morris) is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can't wait."
The half-hour sitcom is Netflix’s latest expansion of its original-series collection and is scheduled to debut in 2015. Kauffman, Morris, Paula Weinstein, Fonda and Tomlin along with Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross are the executive producers of the series.
"Netflix is redefining the way we produce and consume television and it's a true privilege to be in business with Ted and his amazing team," Ellison reportedly said. "Working with the wonderfully talented Marta, Jane, Lily, Howard and their producer Paula Weinstein is a dream come true, and the story they have crafted is both hilarious and heartfelt."
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Fonda recently received an Emmy nomination for her recurring guest role on HBO's “The Newsroom.” She has also won Academy Awards for “Coming Home” and “Klute” and was most recently seen in Lee Daniels' “The Butler.”
Tomlin has won five Emmy Awards, including one for narrating HBO’s documentary, “An Apology to Elephants.” She has also been part of ABC’s comedy “Malibu Country” as a series regular.