'Grace & Frankie' Season 7 Release Date: When Will the Remaining Episodes Air?

Netflix surprised Grace & Frankie fans on August 13 with the first four episodes of the seventh and final season of the Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin comedy.

These episodes being released came after the show experienced a big production delay over COVID—when your four lead cast members have a combined age of 325, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Season 7 of the Netflix comedy has 12 more episodes to go after these first four—but fans will have to wait a while for these to air.

When will the remaining episodes of Grace & Frankie Season 7 air?

When Netflix released the first four episodes of the season, it said the rest were coming in 2022. However, it hasn't revealed exactly when next year the remaining episodes will arrive on the streamer.

The reason why Netflix has been able to release these episodes is because they had already been filmed when production of the show came to a halt in March 2020.

Filming didn't recommence until June 2021, and it's not set to come to an end until October of this year, according to Backstage.

This means a release date before Spring 2022 is unlikely as the show will need to go into post-production after filming ends. Season 6 of the show debuted in January 2020, but it's likely that Season 7 will be later in the year.

Previous seasons give us a guide as to when to expect Episodes 5 to 16. Season 6 filmed from January 2019 until spring, but didn't come out on Netflix until January 2021.

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"Grace & Frankie" Season 7 is coming to Netflix in 2022. Netflix

The early release of the first four episodes was announced by Tomlin and Fonda on the Netflix Twitter account. The latter said: "As you know, we've been filming the seventh and final season of Grace & Frankie...we just wanted to give you something special until we finish"

Tomlin jokes: "It was between this and Del Taco gift cards."

Fonda gave her last update from the set at the end of June, writing on her blog: "Frankly, I've been worrying about the possibility that in the 15 months since we were last filming Grace & Frankie, I may have lost the ability to act...But last Monday we went back to the set and, turns out, I can still do it and I'm happy doing it."

In a previous post, the two-time Oscar-winner explained why the show had waited over a year to restart filming. "A long time to wait but, given the age and vulnerability of the four leads, it's best," she wrote. "I'll be headed into eighty-four by the time we're done Yikes!"

Grace & Frankie Seasons 1 to 6 and the first four episodes of Season 7 are streaming now on Netflix.

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