EXCLUSIVE: The Help helmer Tate Taylor will make his TV directing debut with the Netflix half-hour comedy Grace & Frankie toplined by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The 13-episode series, created by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (Sullivan & Son) and executive produced by Paula Weinstein through Skydance Prods, centers on longtime nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), who are facing the last chapter of their lives. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and, to their dismay, permanently intertwined. Taylor also will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside Kauffman, Morris, Weinstein, Fonda, Tomlin as well as Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross. Taylor, repped by CAA and Lichter Grossman, recently wrapped Get On Up, Universal’s Chadwick Boseman-starring biopic of James Brown. He is attached to direct the feature about the rise of Tupperware that has Sandra Bullock circling to play Brownie Wise.
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