Miley Cyrus’ Twitter Power Gets Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’ a Second Season
If you are looking to get a new Netflix show renewed, which is just one of many options on the streaming website, it does not hurt to have a celebrity who has 19.5 million Twitter followers share that she is binge-watching the series.
“Let me say, it’s so awesome to do a show on Netflix,” Kauffman told Variety. “Because two and a half weeks after we launched, Miley Cyrus does a tweet about your show, and they call and say, ‘We’d like to do a season two.’ So yes, there is a season two. We have Ted [Sarandos] and Miley to thank.”
Cyrus’ tweet and the show’s subsequent renewal is yet another example of social media influence coupled with celebrity.
Grace and Frankie centers on a basic, yet ludicrous premise. The two women are sworn enemies forced to socialize with one another because their husbands are partners at their own law firm… until they help each other start over after their husbands announce they are leaving their wives for each other.
Aside from ratings, fans were unsure if the show would return because Fonda and Tomlin spoke out against gender pay gap. It appears that the salary dispute was resolved prior to this announcement.
Season 2 will debut in 2016, so viewers will get to see how the the four move on and their families continue to cope with the news. Perhaps Cyrus can make a guest appearance, like as Frankie’s cannabis-loving niece.