‘Grace and Frankie’: Brianna and Mallory’s Final Moments Seem Like the Perfect Spinoff Opportunity

Ahead of the release of the last 12 episodes of Grace and Frankie, June Diane Raphael sat down with Today to discuss what the end of the series meant for her. Raphael revealed that the April 29 release of the finale 12 episodes might not be a wrap for Brianna Hanson. Raphael has penned a spinoff and passed it off to Netflix. While she didn’t want to say much about the show’s premise, it’s pretty clear that her final moments on Grace and Frankie could serve as a perfect spinoff intro. 

[Warning: This article contains spoilers from Grace and Frankie Season 7.]

June Diane Raphael has penned a spinoff of ‘Grace and Frankie’ 

Raphael sat down for an interview on Today ahead of Grace and Frankie’s finale release date. While Raphael spent a fair bit of time discussing the show’s final table read, and her time on the series playing Brianna Hanson, she slipped some exciting news in. Raphael isn’t ready to walk away from the sardonic Brianna just yet. 

June Diane Raphael as Brianna Hanson in 'Grace and Frankie'
Brianna Hanson | Saeed Adyani/©NETFLIX 2021

Raphael said that she wrote a spinoff script with one of the writers from Grace and Frankie and has passed it off to Netflix executives to review. Raphael wasn’t interested in sharing many details, but she did note that the series had the working title of Brianna

Brianna and Mallory’s last interaction would be a perfect place to start 

While Raphael cagily avoided discussing the premise of her show, it’s possible viewers already saw the direction it might go. At the very least, Raphael’s character, Brianna, and Brooklyn Decker’s character, Mallory, had a moment in the final episode that we thought felt oddly prophetic. 

After Mallory is fired from Say Grace, Brianna stops in to have a sweet moment with her sister. Brianna, who had previously decided to strike out on her own, learns that the employees called Grace the beauty b**** when she ran the company. Brianna was known as just “the b****” when she was in charge. Upon learning the nicknames, Brianna notes that beauty b**** sounds like a good name for a company. She asked Mallory if she was interested in joining her. Mallory notes that she had nothing else going on before the duo walked out of the office for the last time. 

Could fans eventually see Brianna and Mallory try to overtake the beauty industry together? It is impossible to say. Still, It seems like a good premise that could easily capitalize on the popularity of Grace and Frankie. It would also allow many original cast members to cycle in and out. 

A ‘Grace and Frankie’ Spinoff Would Likely Still be Years Away

While Raphael has penned a spinoff of the famed series, nothing is set in stone just yet. She admitted that Netflix hasn’t yet bought in on the series. It doesn’t even have an official name just yet. If Netflix does pick up the series, it will likely be a while before it makes it into the streaming provider’s catalog. 

June Diane Raphael as Brianna Hanson and Brooklyn Decker as Mallory Hanson, arm wrestle while Josh Cooke as Dan watches in an episode of 'Grace and Frankie' a spinoff is allegedly in the works
Grace and Frankie | Courtesy of Netflix/NETFLIX © 2022

In the meantime, there is plenty for fans to watch. Lily Tomlin, the actor who portrayed Frankie Bergstein, has three movies in various stages of production. Jane Fonda, the actor who played Grace Hanson, will reconnect with Tomlin in two future projects, according to IMDb. Raphael and Decker don’t appear to have anything in the works right now, but could that be by design? 

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