The brilliant series centres around Grace, an uptight 70-year-old who loves a drink, and Frankie, an old weed smoking hippie who hates showering. The two women are given the fright of their lives when their husbands, Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston) come out as gay and announce they're leaving their wives for each other. Baron Vaughn, Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael, and Ethan Embry co-star as their children.
I woke up this morning telling myself today was going to be a good day. Honestly, it was going swimmingly until I heard that Netflix is axing the best series the streaming service has to offer— none other than Grace and Frankie.
In a joint statement, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin— who star in the titular roles as Grace and Frankie— revealed that they are "both delighted and heartbroken" that they're closing this chapter.
"We’re so grateful that our show has been able to deal with issues that have really connected to our grand generation," the statement read. "And their kids, and amazingly, their kids as well. We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around. We’ve outlasted so many things – just hope we don’t outlast the planet."
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However, it's not all bad news.
The adored comedy series has (thankfully) been commissioned for a seventh and final season which will be comprised of 16 episodes, making it the longest-running Netflix series of all time. Seeing as the sixth season has yet to air and will do so in 2020, we have at least another two years to get used to the devastating news. Alas, it still sucks.
“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,” said series co-creators and showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris.