‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 5: Everything We Know

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Grace and Frankie is coming back for season 5 in January 2019. Here’s your in-depth preview of what to expect from the new season including who’s returning, what we’re expecting, all the trailers, announcements and more. 

Season 4 has been the highest ranked season so far, with the final episode, in particular, receiving rave reviews. The series sees Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return in the comedy unlike any other. The basic premise of the show is that Grace and Frankie have to find new lives after their husbands confess their love for each other. Throughout the seasons we’ve seen plenty of guest stars which notably included Lisa Kudrow for season 4.

Grace and Frankie Season 5 Renewal Status & Release Date

Official Renewal Status: Renewed (Last updated: 02/15/2018)

There was never any doubt surrounding the show’s future and it was confirmed a month after season 4 landed on Netflix by the shows official channels.

The confirmation of when season 5 will release came in November 2018 when social channels announced it’ll arrive on January 18th, 2019.

It’ll be arriving on every single Netflix region as it’s a global Original.

What will happen in season 5?

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The final episode didn’t really give us too many indications as to whether there’ll be a new season.

Grace and Frankie were parent trapped for the final episode and ultimately found out their home on the beach was being sold.

Beyond that, Robert and Sol had finally injected much-needed energy into their relationship. The ending doesn’t leave you with a ton of questions hanging but there’s certainly plenty of loose ends to wrap up.

Casting for Grace and Frankie Season 5

All the main cast have been confirmed to be returning. This includes Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker and most of the other main cast members.

Meagen Fay, Ginger Gonzaga, and Jackson Pace have all been confirmed to appear in multiple episodes in season 5.

Who’ll direct in season 5 of Grace and Frankie?

Kyra Sedgwick will direct in season 5 – Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images

We do know of three new directors for season 5. These include John Hoffman, who has served as a producer on the series up until now. Kyra Sedgwick who has acted in titles such as The Closer, Phenomenon, The Woodsman and The Edge of Seventeen. Finally, Silver Tree who directs Shameless and Atypical will also be lending her talents in season 5.

Awards for Grace & Frankie Season 4

The Emmies have been massive for Netflix this year and “Grace and Frankie” has been included in the honors.

The show is up for multiple awards for the Emmies including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Contemporary Costumes and Outstanding Production Design.


In early December, Grace & Frankie, but specifically, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin were nominated for a SAG Awards. Additionally, Jane Fonda received the Stanley Kramer award from producers guild.

Will Lisa Kudrow be back for season 5?

To keep the show fresh, Grace and Frankie cast Lisa Kudrow in season 4 who was a welcome addition. The Friends star at this point in time doesn’t seem to be reappearing as she’s yet to appear in the casting for any of the 12 new episodes. Most of the casting hasn’t been announced so it could be the case that she does appear it’s just not confirmed.

Grace and Frankie Show History

Let’s rewind to see how we got to season 4. The series first came to Netflix in May 2015 after being announced several months before it. Season 2 and 3 were both announced throughout 2015. Season 2 didn’t arrive until May 2017 and season 3 has arrived just 11 months later in March 2017. Season 4 was announced a month after season 3 dropped and arrived on January 19th, 2018.

How many episodes will be in season 5?

Every previous season of Grace and Frankie has had 13 episodes. IMDb has confirmed that once again, Grace and Frankie season 5 will consist of 13 brand new episodes.

Pictures from the set of season 5

Production of season 5 looks to have started as early as March 2018 and the official Twitter account has given us a glimpse into the next season.

The Trailer for Season 5 of Grace and Frankie

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 Poster Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston
Season Additions:
  • - Season 7 - Final Season was added to Netflix on April 29th, 2022
  • - Season 7 - First 4 Episodes was added to Netflix on August 13th, 2021
  • - Season 6 was added to Netflix on January 15th, 2020
  • - Season 5 was added to Netflix on January 18th, 2019
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