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Netflix Taps Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda For New Series

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Netflix continues to draw top celebrity talent for its original series, signing veteran actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to star in a new comedy series.

The series, Grace and Frankie, will star Fonda and Tomlin as long-time rivals brought together by an unusual change in their marital circumstances, said network officials. The 13-episode series, which will be produced by Skydance Productions, and written and created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, will debut next year.

“Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are among the funniest and most formidable actresses ever and it’s an incredible privilege to give them the opportunity to run riot on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer in a statement. “The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can’t wait.”

 

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