Grace and Frankie has been officially confirmed for season 7. Here's what's in store for Netflix's longest-running series.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of October 20, 2020.
Grace and Frankie is officially Netflix's longest-running series.
While Netflix has earned quite a reputation for axing series after the second season, Grace and Frankie managed to get renewed until season 7.
The series follows the story of two aged women (Grace and Frankie) who developed a strong friendship after their husbands announced they were gay and left their wives to marry each other.
Here are all the exciting details you need to know about the show that highlights the beauty of friendship and aging.
Season 4, 5, and 6 all landed on Netflix in January. Naturally, people speculated that Season 7 would drop in the same month next year. Unfortunately, things might not go as expected after the show's production was forced to shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic temporarily.
Filming for season 7 started on January 27, 2020, and halted in March.
Jane Fonda, who plays Grace, updated us on the show's filming schedule while speaking to Al Roker on Today. She said:
"We’re gonna go back the third week of January. You know, all of the leads are older, so they have taken extra precautions."
“We’re all very close. It’s a happy set,” Fonda added. “I love Lily. When I don’t see her on a regular basis, I need a fix.”
There is still no official announcement regarding Grace and Frankie's season 7 release date on Netflix. Since filming is set to begin in 2021, we can be hopeful for a 2022 release. We will surely keep you posted for updates.
A few months before season 6 aired on the giant streaming platform, we've already received reports that season 7 has already received the greenlight. However, it was also announced that season 7 would be the final season for Grace and Frankie.
Grace and Frankie first premiered on Netflix on May 8, 2015. The show received a fair share of criticisms during the first season, but the showrunners still managed to secure a renewal. Season 7 is set to release with 16 episodes, making Grace and Frankie the longest-running Netflix series with 94 episodes in total.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin issued a heartfelt joint statement:
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.
The show will not be complete without Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin playing the titular roles of Grace and Frankie, respectively. We are also expecting to see their ex-husbands Sol (Sam Waterston) and Robert (Martin Sheen) for the final season.
IMDB has also listed Michael Charles Roman to come back as Adam for season 7. Peter Gallagher has also confirmed that he is coming back as Grace's new husband, Nick.
Showrunner Marta Kauffman has provided a teaser early this year saying: "I can't say too much, but we're going to be dealing with Robert, Sol, Grace, and Frankie in a way in that we haven't seen before,"
During season 6, we saw how Grace and Frankie's friendship changed after Grace marries a younger Nick.
Since season 7 is going to be the last season, we're expecting the showrunners to wrap Grace and Frankie's story with a meaningful message about the beauty of the golden age life. The series has always inspired viewers to embrace life and not to be afraid to try new things no matter how old they are.
We're expecting to know more about the season finale when the official trailer drops.