Season five won’t premiere until January 18, 2019, however Netflix is already preparing for a sixth season of Grace and Frankie. The streaming service announced they’ve officially renewed the critically acclaimed comedy for a sixth season which will arrive in 2020.
Grace and Frankie is led by two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home) and Oscar nominee Lily Tomlin (Nashville) in the title roles. The cast also includes Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael, Ethan Embry, and Baron Vaughn. RuPaul guest stars in season five as Benjamin Le Day, a character described as “a formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.”
The comedy was created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris and is executive produced by Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris, Paula Weinstein, John Hoffman, Billy Finnegan, Robbie Tollin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross.
Grace and Frankie’s third season was nominated for nine major television awards including Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for the show’s stars, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. Grace and Frankie season three also earned a Writers Guild Award nomination, an NAACP Image Award nomination, a Costume Designers Guild nomination, and two Makeup and Hairstyling awards nominations. Season four earned two Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild nominations.
In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, Grace and Frankie form an unlikely and unbreakable bond and face their uncertain futures head-on, hand-in-hand. Together with their ex-husbands and children, they discover the true definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.