“Do you two know how lucky you are to have each other?” That’s Sheree in the new trailer for Grace and Frankie’s fourth season.
Who’s Sheree, you ask? That’s the same reaction she gets Frankie, as she waltzes into Grace’s living room. It turns out that she’s been Grace’s manicurist for 20 years – and that she’s played by none other than Lisa Kudrow. It’s a smart new addition to Netflix’s comedy series, not only because it marks a reunion between her and Friends boss Marta Kauffman, who is also an Executive Producer on Grace and Frankie, but also because it plays directly into what makes the series work: the friendship of its central duo, and how it deals with any new threat to that inner circle.
With Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin back in the lead roles, and with Season 4 set to delve into the life of Brianna, Grace’s daughter, not to mention Mallory (Brooklyn Decker), Grace and Frankie’s return looks as promising as ever. Luckily, we don’t have to wait long: all the new episodes will premiere on Netflix on 19th January 2018. Here’s the new trailer:
Grace and Frankie Season 4 gets January release date
20th November 2017
Grace and Frankie will return for Season 4 this January, Netflix has announced.
The streaming giant’s original series, which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, has been a popular hit over the years, standing out from the crowd with its focus on older women at a time when actresses past a certain age are often overlooked by the film and TV industry.
“The complexities of these characters are authentic, tangible and relatable,” we wrote in our review of Season 3, “and not just to viewers of a certain generation. Fonda and Tomlin are more than Hollywood icons – they are role models for women of all ages.”
The show was renewed for a fourth season shortly after its premiere and will see a new addition to the cast: Lisa Kudrow as Sheree, Grace’s manicurist, who manoeuvres her way into the ladies’ inner circle – much to Frankie’s dismay.
Speaking at an ATX Television Festival panel in June, creator and showrunner Marta Kauffman is reported as saying that it will be “about the women coming to terms with age, coming to terms with how old they are, where their bodies are at this point, where their minds are at this point and what does that imply, what does that mean?”, adding that it will take “a deep dive” into the love life of Brianna, Grace’s daughter.
“Then there are some complications with Grace in Season 4 that are really interesting, and Mallory (Brooklyn Decker) is involved in that storyline,” added Kauffman.
Season 4 will premiere on 19th January 2018. Here’s the teaser video announcing the show’s return:
Netflix renews Grace and Frankie for Season 4 – and adds Lisa Kudrow
13th April 2017
Netflix has renewed Grace and Frankie for a fourth season – and added an old friend to the cast list.
The Netflix original drama, which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, has been a popular hit over the years, standing out from the crowd with its focus on older women at a time when actresses past a certain age are often overlooked by the film and TV industry.
In Season 4, Grace and Frankie will be joined by a new character: Sheree, Grace’s manicurist, who manoeuvres her way into the ladies’ inner circle – much to Frankie’s dismey. Sheree will be played by none other than Lisa Kudrow, marking a reunion between her and Friends boss Marta Kauffman, who is also an Executive Producer on Grace and Frankie. Kudrow is no stranger to the streaming world, either: she also starred in improvised web series Web Therapy, which ran for four seasons.
Production on Grace and Frankie’s fourth season is already in production for a release in 2018.
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