Grace and Frankie

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Television series
German title Grace and Frankie
Original title Grace and Frankie
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) since 2015
Episodes 78 episodes in 6+ seasons ( list )
genre Comedy
Theme music Stuck in the Middle with You by Grace Potter
idea Marta Kauffman
Howard J. Morris
First broadcast May 8, 2015 (US) on Netflix
first broadcast
May 8, 2015 on Netflix

Grace and Frankie is an American comedy - TV series , which on 8 May 2015 from the video-on-demand -Anbieter Netflix was released internationally for the first time as a complete season. The series was developed by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. The title roles are played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin . In May 2015, Netflix approved a second season of the format with a release date in 2016; Even before the release of season 2, the provider extended the series in December 2015 for a third season, which started on March 24, 2017. On January 19, 2018, Netflix released Season 4.

Three days before the release of the fifth season, the series was extended for a sixth season in January 2019. In September 2019, the order for a seventh season followed, with which the series will then end.


Over dinner, Robert and Sol, the long-time spouses of Grace and Frankie, reveal that they have not only run a law firm for twenty years, but also have a same-sex love affair with each other. Both men want to enjoy their retirement together, get married and therefore divorce their wives. The confession of love comes as a surprise to the protagonists. Reluctantly, Grace and Frankie move into their own beach house in La Jolla, California. A turbulent yet warm friendship develops between the two women, which couldn't be more different. Grace is a confident businesswoman. Frankie loves esotericism and doesn’t leave the flower power days behind.

Cast and dubbing

The German synchronization of the series is carried out at Hamburger Synchron GmbH based on dialogue books by Christine Pappert , Ulrich Georg, Ilya Welter and Sygun Liewald, directed by Pappert and Elena Wilms, the lyrics are written by Susanne Sternberg.

Leading roles

Role name actor Main role
Supporting role
Voice actor
Grace Pauline Hanson, b. Purcell Jane Fonda 1.01– Anne Moll
Frances "Frankie" Bergstein, b. Mengela Lily Tomlin 1.01– Angela Stresemann
Sol Bergstein – Hanson Sam Waterston 1.01– Achim Schülke
Robert Bergstein – Hanson Martin Sheen 1.01– Eberhard Haar
Mallory Hanson Brooklyn Decker 1.01– Elena Wilms
Brianna Hanson June Diane Raphael 1.01– Susanne Sternberg
Coyote Bergstein Ethan Embry 1.01– Robin Brosch
Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein Baron Vaughn 1.01– Tobias Schmidt
Jacob Ernie Hudson 1.08, 1.09, 2.03, 2.06-2.07, 2.11, 3.01, 3.02, 3.05

3.09, 3.12, 3.13

4.01, 4.02, 4.09

Wolf Frass
Barry Peter Cambor 1.09, 1.11, 2.06, 3.01

3.02. 3.09, 4.01, 4.03, 4.06, 4.10-4.12, 5.04, 5.08, 5.11-5.13

Adam Michael Charles Roman 1.09, 2.03, 2.06, 2.08

2.10, 3.02, 4.03, 4.10, 5.03-5.04

Tim Kreuer
Peter Tim Bagley 1.11-1.12, 2.09, 3.03-3.04

3.11-3.13, 4.03, 4.06, 4.11, 4.13, 5.01-5.04, 5.08-5.09, 5.11-5.12

Ingo Abel
Arlene Marsha Mason 2.05, 3.03, 4.05, 4.07, 4.11, 4.13, 5.09
Nick Skolka Peter Gallagher 3.11, 3.13, 4.04, 4.07, 4.09, 4.13, 5.05, 5.07-5.08, 5.11-5.12

Guest roles

Role name actor Supporting role
Voice actor
Mitch Geoff Stults 1.02, 1.06, 1.10, 3.09
Lydia Foster Christine Lahti 1.04 Marion von Stengel
Byron Timothy V. Murphy 1.04, 1.06, 1.11
Guy Craig T. Nelson 1.07-1.09, 1.11, 1.13 Jürgen Holdorf
Jean Conchata Ferrell 2.03 Regina Lemnitz
Phil Milstein † Sam Elliott 2.04, 2.08-2.10 Bernd Stephan
Billie Briana Venskus 2.06, 2.11
Babe † Estelle Parsons 2.11-2.12, 5.06
Mrs. Hanson † Lois Smith 3.05-3.06 Antje Roosch
Joan-Margaret Millicent Martin 3.08, 4.09, 5.03-5.04, 5.09, 5.11-5.12 Marianne Bernhardt
Sheree Lisa Kudrow 4.01-4.03 Katrin Decker
Teddie Talia Shire 4.05-4.06
Rebecca Lorraine Toussaint 4.10
Sally Mindy Sterling 4.10
Roy Mark Deklin 4.11-4.13, 5.01
Benjamin Le Day RuPaul 5.01-5.02
Kareena G. Nicole Richie 5.02
Leo Paul Michael Glaser 5.06, 5.08
Howard Jay Edward Asner 5.09
Jack Michael McKean 5.13

Episode list


In 2016 Lily Tomlin (Frankie) was nominated for the Golden Globe in the category Best Actress in a Series - Comedy or Musical. At the Primetime Emmy Award she was nominated for best leading actress in a comedy series four years in a row from 2015 to 2018.


In March 2014, Netflix decided to produce a 13-episode season with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the title roles. In addition to the series inventors Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, Fonda, Tomlin, Paula Weinstein, Tate Taylor, Dana Goldberg, David Ellison and Marcy Ross also produced the format. Filming for the first season began in Los Angeles in August 2014 and ended in November.

The casting for the series began in June 2014. First, said to Martin Sheen to play the role of Robert, the husband of Grace. Sam Waterston was later cast as a Sol. Then the roles of the other actors followed.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Netflix Renews 'Grace and Frankie' for Second Season , THR , (May 26, 2015, accessed October 20, 2016)
  2. Netflix Renews 'Grace and Frankie' for Third Season , THR , (December 10, 2015, accessed October 20, 2016)
  3. Grace and Frankie: Netflix orders season 6 for 2020 , accessed January 16, 2019
  4. Grace and Frankie: Ordered 7th and final season , accessed September 5, 2019
  5. German synchronous index | Series | Grace and Frankie. Retrieved January 22, 2019 .