Grace and Frankie might not get to keep its title of the longest running Netflix original series for much longer. Sweet Magnolias, a series based on the writings of Sherryl Woods, may overtake it in the coming years
One of Netflix’s first babies, Grace and Frankie is the streaming platform’s original drama comedy series, created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris. The series is centered around two friends, Grace and Frankie (from the show’s title) and their lives after their husbands leave them on confessing their love for one another and plan to get married.
- What’s next for ‘Sweet Magnolias’?
- What can fans expect from season 7 of ‘Grace and Frankie’?
- Is ‘Grace and Frankie’ finally finished?
- Will ‘Sweet Magnolias’ beat ‘Grace and Frankie’’s longest running record?
Debuting in May 2015 on Netflix, the show has finished a total of six seasons of 13 episodes each, making it officially the longest running Netflix original series ever.
The sixth and most recent season ended earlier this year and was renewed for an upcoming seventh season. However Grace and Frankie have competition. Sweet Magnolias, a series based on the writings of Sherryl Woods, may overtake it soon. Here is everything we know so far.
What’s next for Sweet Magnolias?
Based on the series penned by Sherryl Woods, the show was created by Dan Paulson. The series, developed by Netflix, revolves around the lives of 3 women in South Carolina— Maddie (KoAnna Garcia Swisher), Dana Sue (Brooke Elliot) and Helen (Heather Headley).
It shot to the no. 1 spot in the US during the lockdown with its debut season and stayed there for nearly 10 weeks. Affirming the wild success, the streaming company as well as the author, Sherryl Woods, are confident of the show’s renewal, and possibly even more renewals after season 2.
There are 11 novels in the series on which the show is based on and so far the first season has only covered the events of three of them. So this leaves us with enough hope for more seasons of the show to follow.
What can fans expect from season 7 of Grace and Frankie?
One of Netflix’s many poster children, Grace and Frankie has been their longest running series, with six seasons of 13 episodes each. The seventh season was ordered before the sixth season concluded earlier this year.
The production and filming for the much-awaited and supposedly final season had begun only to be halted shortly after due to lockdowns. The shutdowns affected the entire industry and almost completely halted all filming in Hollywood.
The seventh season was to be aired in December this year but that no longer seems possible due to the aforementioned reasons. The release date will most likely be pushed into 2021. The plot of the seventh season will center around Frankie’s struggles as she copes with living alone and deals with her insecurities.
Is Grace and Frankie over?
The seventh season of Grace and Frankie is scheduled to be its last one with no plans ahead by Netflix to renew the series anymore. The show has left its mark as the longest running Netflix original series with a whopping 78 episodes in 6 seasons and more to come with the seventh.
Jane Fonda, who plays the role of Grace in the show, has revealed that she had no part in the decision to end the show. In an interview with a leading Hollywood magazine, she quoted “You know, they have their algorithms and their rules and a point comes where it just doesn’t make financial sense for them. We’re going to be very sad, I can tell you”
Will Sweet Magnolias beat Grace and Frankie?
Well, the author of Sweet Magnolias certainly hopes so. So far, Woods’ Netflix series has only covered three novels of the entire series, which makes for 11 novels in total. Fans are also anticipating many more seasons of the delightful and charming to come in the future.