Grace and Frankie will end with Season 7
Staff Reporter | On 04, Sep 2019Reading time: 2 mins
Grace and Frankie has been renewed for a seventh season.
Netflix’s comedy stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as the eponymous two friends, whose lives are turned upside down when they husbands (Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston) reveal they are gay and leave their spouses for each other. First premiering in 2015, it has gone on to become one of Netflix’s most successful comedy series, picking up a Golden Globe nomination for Tomlin in 2016 and multiple Emmy nominations in the years since.
Created by Friends’ Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, the programme has managed to stand out from the crowd with its focus on older characters.
“This truly original and defiant onscreen friendship reminds us loyal viewers why we tune in in the first place,” we wrote in our review of Season 5.
Indeed, the show has now become Netflix’s longest running original programme, with the order of a seventh run. The sad news is this seventh run will also be its last, as Grace and Frankie becomes the latest Netflix original to get the axe. Unlike shows such as One Day at a Time or Sant Clarita Diet, which haven’t made it past the first few seasons, though, Grace and Frankie’s lengthy run highlights just how popular it has been.
“You have laughed with us, cried with us and grew old with us. Today we announce Grace & Frankie has been renewed for what will be our seventh and final season,” the show announced on Twitter.
“It’s thrilling and somehow fitting, that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix,’ says Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris in a statement.
“We’re so grateful that our show has been able to deal with issues that have really connected to our grand generation. And their kids, and amazingly, their kids as well!” added Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin “We’ll miss these two old gals, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around.”