‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 7: Production Delayed & What We Know So Far

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Grace & Frankie will be soon return for their seventh and final outing on Netflix. Here’s the latest on season 7 of Grace & Frankie including where the production is up to, what we can expect from the next season and more!

Netflix’s premier comedy series has been a triumph and was there any doubt? After all, it recruited the talents of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to play the main roles and hired the creator of NBC’s Friends (no longer on Netflix in the US) to create the series.

Season 6 is available on Netflix as of January 15th, 2020 globally.


Why is Season 7 of Grace & Frankie the final season?

On September 4th, 2019 we got word that Grace & Frankie had already been renewed ahead of its January 2020 season 6 release date. The official Twitter account also confirmed the news that season 7 is a go.

When the show got its seventh season renewal (which was alongside season 6) it was announced that it would be the final.

Officially we don’t know why Netflix has chosen that season 7 will be the final season but it’s likely due to the showrunners naturally wanting to conclude the show. Too many shows go on for too long and although a regular conversation about Netflix shows is how quickly they get axed, Grace & Frankie has had plenty of time in the limelight.

Speaking to Variety, Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris said:

“It’s thrilling and somehow fitting, that our show about the challenges, as well as the beauty and dignity of aging, will be the oldest show on Netflix.”

Marta Kauffman already has several new projects in the work according to an interview she recently partook in for RollingStone. That includes a pilot going to TNT and a screenplay based on the book “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves”


Where is Grace & Frankie season 7 in production?

According to our sources, Grace & Frankie began production soon after season 6 released on Netflix. In fact, filming for the seventh season is began on January 27th, 2020.

As per previous seasons, all the new episodes are being shot in Los Angeles with Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris returning to show running duties.

In March 2020, however, the show’s production was shut down alongside other Netflix productions such as Russian Doll as the global pandemic of Coronavirus takes its toll on productions. There’s currently no news when season 7 will be back in production but this could have a material effect on the release date.


When will season 7 of Grace and Frankie release on Netflix?

Season 4, 5 and 6 have all released on Netflix in the first month of the year.

That’s why we were originally predicting that season 7 of Grace & Frankie will be on Netflix in January 2021.

However, will the pause of production and its continuation on hold indefinitely, that could mean that we see it delayed into the middle of 2021.

We’ll keep an eye on this as we learn more.


Everything else you need to know about season 7 of Grace & Frankie

  • Unlike previous seasons, an expanded 16 episodes will be included in season 7 bringing the total episode count of the show to 94.
  • Grace & Frankie is the longest-running show in Netflix’s history and will remain that way for some time given The Ranch is also due to end after part 8.
  • Jane Fonda has been in the press a lot over the past year mainly due to her efforts in the climate change activism debate. She’s been organizing many protests in Washington DC.
  • In an interview with the LA Time, Kauffmann teased the next season saying: “I can’t say too much, but we’re going to be dealing with Robert, Sol, Grace, and Frankie in a way in that we haven’t seen before,”

Here are a few reactions to the news that Netflix’s Grace & Frankie will be coming to an end.

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