Netflix’s new original series Grace and Frankie just became available on the subscription streaming service a few weeks ago, but that’s apparently a long enough time for Netflix to gauge whether or not it’s a winner. On Tuesday, the streaming service announced that Grace and Frankie will return for a second season, which will debut in 2016.
Reports indicate the news first broke at an FYC panel at the Pacific Design Center. Netflix was quick to decimate the news, with the show sending out this cute little tweet to confirm the news.
The renewal’s pretty new, so details regarding Season 2 of Grace and Frankie, which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as the titular characters, are pretty slim. The first season of the drama followed Grace and Frankie as they dealt with their lives after their husbands admitted they were gay and wanted to get married to one another, now that gay marriage is legal. Various lifestyle changes were addressed and shenanigans occurred, often involving the two former couples’ children, much to the chagrin of the kids. Since Netflix doesn’t release ratings, it’s hard to tell how many people have sampled or bingewatched the series, but Netflix's renewal indicates the series has found a solid audience.
In addition, since Grace and Frankie has a heavy duty cast, including the aforementioned ladies but also Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker and Ethan Embry (not to mention roles for Craig T. Nelson and more), it’s a no brainer the show would sign on for more. It probably helps that a few celebrities are supporting the new TV series.
If you haven’t caught the series yet, you can give the trailer a shot, below.
Grace and Frankie Season 1 is currently available to bingewatch on Netflix. While we won’t get new episodes for a while, the subscription streaming service has a ton of new programming coming up this summer. To find out what else is premiering, head here.