The plot focuses on the two actresses as long-time rivals who find their lives turned upside down when their husbands fall in love. They surprisingly find that all they have this late in life is each other.
Fonda is a two time Oscar winner (“Klute,” 1971; “Coming Home,” 1978) who also is a past Emmy champ (“The Dollmaker,” 1984). She earned another Emmy nomination last year for her guest role on “The Newsroom.”
Tomlin prevailed at last year’s Emmy Awards for her voiceover work for the HBO documentary “An Apology to Elephants.” It was her first performance win among her five overall trophies (the others were for writing and producing variety specials). In her career, she has received a total of 21 nominations.
In addition to Fonda and Tomlin, the new series will be produced by Marta Kauffman (“Friends”), Howard J. Morris (“Sullivan and Sons”), Paula Weinstein (“Too Big to Fail”). Skydance Productions (“World War Z”) executive producers will be David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross.