Grace and Frankie is a Netflix comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in lead roles. It is the story of two aging women who are united by an unlikely friendship after their husbands fall in love with each other. The show came to screens in 2015 with its first season and received a highly positive response from both critics and the audience. Not only this, the show was able to win several acclamations including five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best actress TV series musical or comedy. In this article, we shall discuss Grace and Frankie Season 8.
Until today, the successful show has run its seven seasons and fans are curious to know about the renewal of the show for its season eight. The show has an IMDb rating of 8.2/10 with 90% rotten tomatoes. The last episode of Grace and Frankie aired on 29 March 2021 and it has been over a year with no news about Grace and Frankie Season 8.
The Cast and Crew of Grace and Frankie
Grace and Frankie is a television comedy show brought to you by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris and powered by Netflix. The show involves Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Tate Taylor (pilot), Paula Weinstein, Dana Goldberg, David Ellison, Marcy Ross, and Alexa Junge as executive producers. The production companies involved are Okay Goodnight and Skydance Television.
There are a total of 94 episodes spread across seven seasons and the following is the list of main characters of Grace and Frankie:
- Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson
- Lily Tomlin as Frances “Frankie” Bergstein
- Sam Waterston as Sol Bergstein,
- Martin Sheen as Robert Hanson
- Brooklyn Decker as Mallory Hanson
- Ethan Embry as Coyote Bergstein
- June Diane Raphael as Brianna Hanson
- Baron Vaughn as Nwabudike “Bud” Bergstein
Grace and Frankie: Season 7 Trailer and Story up to Now
Something out of the box often results in underperformed yet critically acclaimed performance. But Grace and Frankie, even after having a story of its type succeeded both commercially and critically. Two men declaring themselves as gay and divorcing their wives, leaving everyone stunned is something that is new in the market and attracts a lot of audiences.
Grace and Frankie‘s husbands, Robert and Sol were divorce lawyers when they realized they were gay. They broke their marriage after 30 years to live as a couple forever. Grace and Robert on one hand, had a loveless marriage while Frankie and Sol were best friends. Grace and Frankie can be referred to as born enemies but after seven seasons, we can see how compatible both of them were with each other as friends.
Grace regularly drinks to forget her problems while Frankie is an artsy soul that gets stoned and paints. The characters of Robert, Sol, and the children are set very apart in nature which helps to keep the story going. For instance, Brianna is a business-oriented girl since her childhood while her sister, Mallory always dreamt of being a family woman. In the later part of the story, we can see Brianna working under Mallory who is her boss whereas the latter never had career experience.
The show explores each and every character and that’s why it seemed that the show may have many loose ends by end of the show. The final season was released in two parts and concluded on 29 April 2021. The final episodes seemed to be hastily completing the storyline by adding so much stuff in a short time. The second part of season seven didn’t include the interaction of the four main characters, i.e Grace, Robert, Frankie, and Sol. The quad appeared so many times together in a scene but never actually had their goofy conversation together.
The show provided a justified ending to the show and even spoke of death. Frankie lost her ability to pain because of worsening arthritis whereas Robert forgets the most special days of his life. Grace has to face the trauma of these saddening events occurring around her, to her own people. The maturity of children by the end needs to be applauded. Interestingly, the name of the first episode of season 1 was “The End” while the last episode of season seven was named “The Beginning”.
Everything felt like it had to be like this from the beginning and finally, everyone is heading off to their lives in the way they deserve.
Will There Be a Grace and Frankie Season 8?
Unfortunately, we have to disappoint you! Grace and Frankie Season 8 isn’t happening. Even before season 6 was aired, the showrunners and the streaming service declared the upcoming season 7 to be the final end of the storyline.
This statement came from Netflix’s former VP of Original Series, Cindy Holland, when she 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.” She further mentioned how the show’s characters have become role models to fans who span across different generations.
After more than a year, Season 7 concluded on 29 April 2021 with the husbands telling Grace and Frankie about being gay and leaving them for each other. Fans refer to it as a justified ending while there are some who speculate something can still be cooked out of this.
Where to Watch All Seasons
Netflix is having the right to screen Grace and Frankie for all seven seasons full of fun, laughter, and family drama. Do you know? Grace & Frankie is the longest-running television show in the history of the streaming service. It aired for 6 long years with seven seasons expanding from 8 May 2015 to 29 April 2021. The show has left without compromising with the joy and reunion moments to provide a settled end to the show.
Do you think the show should be renewed again for a final fun season or a spin-off? Let us know your views in the comments section! Stay tuned for further updates about Grace & Frankie Season 8.
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