Tate Taylor, the director of The Help, is set to make his television debut. Deadline is reporting that Taylor is to direct a half-hour comedy series from Netflix titled Grace & Frankie.
Grace & Frankie is to star Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two life-long enemies in the final chapter of their lives. Their lives are irrevocably changed after their husbands reveal that they are in love with each other and intend on being married.
The 13-episode series is the brainchild of Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris (Sullivan & Son). Taylor is attached as the show’s executive producer as well, alongside Fonda, Tomlin, Kauffman and Morris.
Taylor has just wrapped up production on Get on Up, a chronicle of James Brown’s life starring Chadwick Boseman in the lead role. The director’s next feature film is reported to be a biopic on Brownie Wise, the lady that invented Tupperware. Sandra Bullock is circling that role.