The first stills from Jane Fonda’s upcoming Netflix original comedy series, Grace and Frankie, have been revealed. The 76-year-old actress stars alongside Lily Tomlin, 74, in the highly anticipated new show, which premieres May 8 on the video-streaming service.
Real-life friends (and former 9 to 5 costars) Jane and Lily play rivals who are brought together after their lawyer husbands (played by Martin Sheen and The Newsroom's Sam Waterston) announce that they are gay, in love and planning to get married.
“It's very funny, but at the same time, these women's worlds are forever changed – everything they thought they knew about their lives is over,” says Jane. “The series toes a line between comedy and drama at all times.”
Aside from the star-studded cast, the series was co-written by Friends creator Marta Kauffman and promises to give fans a hilarious and honest look into "aging with gusto."
“We've known each other for 35 years, since 9 to 5,” says Jane. “So shooting Grace and Frankie for Netflix was like spending time with my dear old friend.”
Lily adds: “People say we have a lot of chemistry together. It’s because we've been friends for so many years.”
Over the past year, Netflix has been eagerly boosting its original programming to enormous success. Other popular exclusive series include prison drama Orange Is the New Black and Emmy-winning political thriller House of Cards, with more than a dozen more original shows scheduled to premiere in 2015 and 2016.