Netflix orders second season of Grace and Frankie, thanks to Miley Cyrus
Netflix has ordered a second season of sitcom Grace and Frankie – and Miley Cyrus has been credited with helping the project secure renewal.
The comedy series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin – who previously appeared together in the cult classic 9 to 5 – as two women left abandoned when their husbands declare their love for eachother.
The first season debuted earlier this year to broadly positive reviews, and the show has now been picked up for a second run.
The show’s co-creator Marta Kauffman said in a statement: “Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix.
“Because two and a half weeks after we launched, Miley Cyrus does a tweet about your show, and they call and say, ‘We’d like to do a season two.’
“So yes, there is a season two. We have Ted [Sarandos] and Miley to thank.”
The second season is set to air in 2016 – and marks the latest addition to Netflix’s roster of big-budget LGBT-focussed content, sitting alongside Orange is the New Black.
Speculation that the third star of 9 to 5, Dolly Parton, would be making a cameo in the first season never materialised – but the renewal raises hope that she could be included in season two.
Jane Fonda recently revealed that she nearly married a “very famous actor” before he came out as gay.
She said: “When I was young, I was the female that gay guys wanted to try to become heterosexual with. A very famous actor who’s gay – and I will not name names – asked me to marry him.”