It’s a long journey from Barbarella and Laugh-In to Grace And Frankie, and now we get our first look at Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the upcoming Netflix comedy. The two acting titans and friends square off as longtime nemeses whose husbands announce that they’re gay and hit the bricks. From there the aging rivals are forced to bond amid a wide-open future that includes challenges “from joint pain to joint rolling and blind dates to night blindness” (well played, Netflix marketers).
Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston star as the hubbies, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael. The 13-episode Skydance-produced series from veteran EPs Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris goes live May 8 in Netflix territories around the world.