Netflix has renewed Grace and Frankie for a second season – and you’d be surprised who you have to thank for that.
The show, which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, follows two old nemeses, Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), who face an unexpected last chapter of their lives after their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married.
The single-camera comedy, which is created by Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris, and Paula Weinstein of Friends, spans 13 episodes and marks a surprising change of tone for Netflix’s slate of original series, which have previously aimed a younger crowd.
“Netflix’s comedy team has hit another stunning home run,” we said in our review.
“If this isn’t the next big programme people are tweeting about, the next big series to storm the Emmys, then there’s no justice in the world.”
One person who was tweeting about it? Miley Cyrus.
“I found my show! #GraceandFrankie 💖 on a bender! Jane & Lily are so bad a$$!,” she tweeted, a sign of both the show’s broad appeal and a celebrity endorsement.
Combined, that single social media update may well have hd an impact on the streaming giant’s decision to commission Season.
Announcing the news, co-creator Marta Kauffman, said: “Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix. Because two and a half weeks after we launched, Miley Cyrus does a tweet about your show, and they call and say, ‘We’d like to do a season two.’ So yes, there is a season two. We have Ted and Miley to thank.”
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