"Grace and Frankie" are sticking together: Netflix has renewed the comedy for a fifth season.
The streaming service made the news official on Wednesday, revealing that the series, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, would indeed be back for more misadventures of the titular pair. And they're gaining another high-profile guest star: RuPaul.
The Emmy-winning host of "RuPaul's Drag Race" will play Benjamin Le Day, described as a "formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie." It's unclear how long his guest stint will last.
One thing is for sure, though: RuPaul is a big fan of the show -- so much so that he may have been given the gig based solely on the fact that he showed the series some love on Twitter.
Yup, 2019. You want in?? https://t.co/ukUA37c6RT— Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) February 14, 2018
This. Just. Happened. pic.twitter.com/0UXSwk7Ymk— Grace and Frankie (@GraceandFrankie) February 14, 2018
In case you need clarification:— Grace and Frankie (@GraceandFrankie) February 14, 2018
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Just-found-out-RuPaul-will-be-in-Grace-and-Frankie-Season-5-in-2019 mood pic.twitter.com/rwbLDsCmqQ— Grace and Frankie (@GraceandFrankie) February 14, 2018
While it's possible that this was all just some sort of elaborate publicity stunt, suffice it to say, it's fabulous news either way. We can't wait to see RuPaul werk it with fellow queens Fonda and Tomlin on Netflix next year.
"Grace and Frankie" just debuted its fourth season in January. It's slated to return for season five sometime in 2019.