Ahead of the premiere of the show's sixth season, the streaming giant announced the news of its final season. It is now the Netflix Original with the most episodes.
Recently, online streaming giant Netflix announced that Grace and Frankie would return for a seventh season. Unfortunately, it will also be the much-loved show's final season. While members of the cast and production team were disappointed that the series would be coming to an end, they expressed their unending gratefulness for having been part of Netflix's longest project thus far. Ahead of the January 2020 premiere of the show's sixth season, the streaming platform revealed that the final season would comprise 16 episodes, which means Grace and Frankie will have the highest number of episodes amongst all other Netflix Original productions, Deadline reports.
Of course, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will return for the final season. They will be joined by series regulars Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Baron Vaughn, and Ethan Embry. Like all previous seasons, the seventh season, too, will be produced by Skydance Television. Additionally, Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris will be returning showrunners as well as executive producers. Paula Weinstein, Robbie Tollin, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross will also join the team as executive producers.
Regarding the seventh season, co-creators and showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris stated, "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." Fonda and Tomlin added, "We 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 Vice President of Original Series Cindy Holland said, "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. 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."
"David, Marcy and I, along with the entire team at Skydance couldn’t be prouder to have Grace and Frankie launch our television division. We are thankful to our partners at Netflix who stepped up to make a show for people who didn’t see themselves on television," affirmed Chief Creative Officer at Skydance Dana Goldberg. "Seven seasons later, Grace and Frankie has captured the zeitgeist and audiences of all ages thanks to the brilliant vision of Marta Kaufmann and Howard Morris and the incredible talent of our cast led by legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin."
During its run, the show has earned to its name 11 Emmy nominations and six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Furthermore, Tomlin, too, has picked up a Golden Globe nomination for her role on Grace and Frankie. At the end of season five, viewers saw a relieved Frankie returning to the beach house. Meanwhile, Grace revealed that she married Nick, played by Peter Gallagher. Where will the story take them in the next season?