Grace and Frankie has entered the record books as Netflix’s longest-running series. The award-winning series was just renewed for a seventh season, bringing its total episode count to 94 – the most of any Netflix original series.
While the renewal’s great news for fans of the popular series, the announcement came with a bit of bad news. Season seven will be Grace and Frankie‘s final season.
The comedy series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the title roles. The season seven cast will also include Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn, and Ethan Embry.
“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,” stated co-creators and showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris.
Series stars Tomlin and Fonda released a joint statement, saying, “We are both delighted and heartbroken that Grace & 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.”
“Since its premiere in 2015, Grace and Frankie has expertly and hilariously demystified the experience of growing older and given a voice to the fastest growing segment of our population,” said Netflix’s VP of Original Series Cindy Holland. “Jane, Lily, Sam, and Martin have become role models for fans that span generations around the world, and we are so proud to have been a part of the show’s journey from day one. A special thanks to Marta, Howard, and the team at Skydance, who have been superb partners every step of the way.”
Season six is set to premiere in January 2020.
“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.”