It doesn’t like that long ago that Grace and Frankie returned to our screens for Season 2 – but it does feel like a long time until Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda come back next year for Season 3 of their charming comedy drama. Fortunately, Netflix has found a way to give us a Tomlin and Fonda fix: a video of bloopers from the second season.
“Their new endeavour is one made for fans of New Hollywood Cinema, who grew up rejoicing in the talent of the actors, filmmakers and screenwriters of the 1970s,” we wrote in our review. “With directors like Hal Ashby, Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski, and films like Terrence Malick’s Badlands (1973) and Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975), cinema in the 70s was at its most original and fundamentally progressive. It is therefore a true joy to be able to see four talents such as Fonda, Tomlin, Sheen and Waterston together – and with a sleek, smart script at their hands.”
The problem is that even the sleekest, smartest script doesn’t always go smoothly…
Netflix releases first trailer for Grace and Frankie Season 2
5th April 2016
Netflix has released the first trailer for Grace and Frankie Season 2.
The show, which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, marked something of a departure for the streaming giant when it premiered last year, boasting an ensemble cast of older stars and characters a world away from the site’s youthful demographic and slew of superhero original series.
The single-camera comedy, which is created by Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris, and Paula Weinstein of Friends, 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 series also stars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael.
“Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and writer Howard J. Morris have created something quite spectacular in Grace and Frankie, which takes the notion of an odd couple sitcom and blends it with family drama,” we wrote in our review. “It’s a mix the likes of which Amazon’s Transparent honed wonderfully last year and Netflix’s new original series steps up to the bat with writing that matches the cast in wit, wisdom and nuance.”
Its renewal came soon after its launch, with Kauffman saying in a statement at the time: “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.”
Acclaim for the show continued to build with Lily Tomlin then picking up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Comedy Series – news that prompted the renewal of the show for a third run in 2017, before Season 2 has even aired.
The second run of Grace and Frankie will be released on Friday 6th May.
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