Is Grace and Frankie over? All about a potential spin-off

Netflix’s penchant for canceling fashionable shows has struck once more: the last episodes of Grace and Frankie appeared on the streaming platform in late April 2022. The series ran for seven seasons, which is uncommon for a Netflix series – few make it previous the season 4 mark. 

“We did 94 [episodes], which these days is like the equivalent of 300,” Howard J. Morris, the show’s co-creator, advised Vanity Fair. The Netflix summary reads:

“A history-making 94 episodes later, Grace and Frankie continue to show themselves, their families, and their fans what it means to live life to the fullest, fearlessly and unapologetically.”

Grace and Frankie is over, however the creators are working on a spin-off

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Grace and Frankie as we all know it’s over. After Netflix confirmed the show’s completion after seven seasons, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the show’s stars, launched a assertion thanking folks for his or her help. The statement read:

“We are both delighted and heartbroken that Grace & Frankie will be back for its seventh, though final, season. We’ll miss these two old gals, Grace and Frankie, as much as many of their fans will, but we’ll still be around. We’ve outlasted so many things – just hope we don’t outlast the planet.”

The series had fairly a satisfying ending, with Frankie outliving a medium’s prediction that she would die inside three months. Marta Kauffman, the show’s co-creator, mentioned that demise was by no means on the playing cards. “Frankie and Grace wouldn’t die,” she mentioned. 

“We had to figure out how to end a show satisfyingly that’s about beginnings,” Howard J. Morris mentioned. “You want to feel like something happened that made it feel like an ending, but also don’t want to sell out the show and have some horrible thing happen.”

Howard and Kauffman nailed the ending, however the former isn’t completed but. He and June Diane Raphael have created a Grace and Frankie spin-off that may observe Brianna, Grace and Robert’s daughter. 

It’s up to Netflix to approve or kill the thought. “We love the characters,” Morris mentioned, “and if there’s a chance that they could go on, then we’d be open to exploring it. But a million things have to come together.”

We might by no means see one other series focusing on older ladies’s experiences, Marta Kauffman advised Deadline in April 2022. She advised the outlet that it might be difficult to promote the thought immediately. It is sensible then that the potential spin-off will observe a youthful lady. 

“Everybody is looking for, what are they calling it? Comedy forward, no sad-coms,” she mentioned. “When we started Grace and Frankie, we were really trying to walk a line between drama and comedy. They don’t want that right now.”

Netflix unilaterally determined to cancel Grace and Frankie after seven seasons

Marta Kauffman advised The Los Angeles time that Netflix determined to cancel Grace and Frankie after season seven. She mentioned the showrunners had been ‘really lucky’ to get a seventh season from the streaming platform. 

“I think when we started we imagined seven seasons,” Kauffman mentioned. “But, really, this is the kind of decision that comes from Netflix. But as sad as I am that it’s ending, there’s something that makes sense about it.”

Kauffman feels that the show’s creators advised the tales they needed to inform, and she has no regrets about the show’s run and conclusion. She advised Deadline:

“It’s been everything from talking about dry vaginas to vibrators to how hard it is to get off a toilet. We had an episode with penis balloons. These are things I’m not sure I would’ve been able to do on a broadcast network.”

Netflix’s seemingly indiscriminate cancellation of shows has drawn ire from followers who make investments in a series just for the streaming service to abandon it. Jeff Greenfield, the Chief Attribution Officer at C3 Metrics, advised Forbes that the market’s oversaturation with high quality choices forces Netflix to cancel shows like Gracie and Frankie.

“The explosion of quality content is leading to massive consumer confusion on what to watch,” he mentioned. “Digital used to be about content curation; today it’s about content confusion and Grace and Frankie’s demise is the paradox of choice come to life.”

Marta mentioned that the series had a excellent and emotional ending

Marta Kauffman had no regrets about Grace and Frankie ending, however it didn’t make the goodbyes any simpler. “The last scene we shot was with Jane and Lily in Frankie’s studio, which was perfect, to end with the two of them,” she advised Variety

The forged and crew exchanged presents, and folks gave speeches. “It was just heart-wrenching and incredibly bittersweet,” she continued. “But we’re really proud of what we did and we’re really proud of 94 episodes. We’re especially proud of what a wonderful group was formed through the course of these years.”

Grace and Frankie would possibly be over, however James Fonda and Lily Tomlin aren’t. They are set to play finest associates once more in an upcoming film dubbed Shifting On – a manufacturing seemingly plucked straight from the Grace and Frankie universe, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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