You know what? I was having a really good Thursday morning until I found out adored Netflix series Grace and Frankie is coming to an end. I am devastated. The wholesome series, about two rivals turned best friends, will end after seven seasons making it the longest-running series in Netflix history.
I know I shouldn’t be devo as seven seasons is A LOT compared to other shows on the streaming giant. But alas, I am still devo.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star in the titular roles, as Grace and Frankie, who are given one heck of a shock when their longtime husbands Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston) come out over dinner and announce they’re leaving them for each other.
Baron Vaughn, Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael, and Ethan Embry co-star as the kids.
Oh God, it’s true. It’s really true. It’s ending.
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.
— Grace and Frankie (@GraceandFrankie) September 4, 2019
In a joint statement Fonda and Tomlin said they are “both delighted and heartbroken that Grace and Frankie will be back for its seventh, though final season.”
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. 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.
Netflix has ordered 16 episodes for season 7, bringing its overall episode tally to an almighty 94.
“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.
On the bright side, season 6 hasn’t even premiered yet. It’s set to hit Netflix come January 2020 so there’s still plenty of time to emotionally prepare yourself for the end.
SEASON 5 SPOILERS:
At the very end of the fifth season – like literally the final seconds – Grace tells Frankie she spontaneously married Nick (Peter Gallagher) and Frankie freaks the fuck out. So I’m guessing that’s where season 6 is going to pick up from.Image: Netflix