Martin Sheen Joins Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’

By: Josh Wolford - June 19, 2014

Grace and Frankie, the upcoming Netflix comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, has cast its first male lead – Martin Sheen.

Sheen will play a man who plans to leave his wife for another man, who is married to his wife’s nemesis. The show is written and created by Friends creator Marta Kauffman, as well as Howard J. Morris. Like many Netflix originals, the first season will consist of 13 episodes. We recently learned that The Help‘s Tate Taylor had signed on to direct. It’ll be his debut in the world of television directing.

Here’s Netflix’s official description of the show:

The single-camera comedy focuses on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) facing the last chapter of their lives, though not in the way they expected. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined Eventually, to their surprise, they find they have each other.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Sheen will play Fonda’s husband.

“Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are among the funniest and most formidable actresses ever and it’s an incredible privilege to give them the opportunity to run riot on Netflix. The show created for them by Marta and Howard is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome. We can’t wait,” said Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos at the time of the announcement.

Grace and Frankie has an unspecified 2015 release date.

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  • Robert in Vancouver

    I won’t support anything that Jane Fonda is involved in. Period.

    Considering her anti-American rants and going to Hanoi to make propaganda movies for the North Vietnamese/USSR during the Vietnam war, to her delusional anti-oil and anti-pipeline ideas. She should be locked up in a padded room not on TV.

    • casunshine

      Agree, one show that will not be on my watch list. I can’t believe anyone would put her on the air.