Jane Lynch Has a Netflix Project in the Works Following Her Emmy Win

Jane Lynch’s 2019 Emmy win came as a surprise. The Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series often gets handed out to a Saturday Night Live guest host. In fact, the long-standing variety show won the category for the last three years. Jane Lynch managed to unseat SNL with her inspired guest spot on Amazon’s runaway success, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. While Lynch is undoubtedly enjoying adding her newest Emmy to her growing list of accolades, she has something else golden in store for fans. Apparently, Lynch has a The Golden Girls inspired project in the works.

Jane Lynch let word slip at the Creative Arts Emmys

Lynch has been working with Netflix for some time, but she must have been feeling good during the Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend because she let a little secret slip. According to Variety, the 59-year-old actress let the news slip out backstage.

Allegedly, Lynch told people backstage that she pitched the idea to Netflix months ago, and they’ve decided to purchase the project. There is no set timeline for its release, but there are some facts that have been verified. Lynch will be starring in the show alongside Cyndi Lauper. Variety also uncovered another fact about the unnamed project – Carol Leifer will likely be penning the script. Leifer is best known for her writing on Seinfeld.

Lynch was careful not to share too much information about the untitled project, but fans are excited to know it will be similar to The Golden Girls, but for today’s television watchers. It won’t be a remake, per se, but it will reach the same audience, and that’s proven successful for Netflix in the past.

Netflix will need to develop more original content to compete

The announcement could not come at a better time for streaming juggernaut, Netflix. The pioneer in the streaming services will be losing the rights to several beloved shows now that networks are launching their own streaming platforms. Both Friends and The Office will be leaving the platform in the coming year.

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The Office will be housed on Peacock, the newly announced streaming platform for NBC, according to Cnet. Friends will move to WarnerMedia’s streaming platform, HBO Max. Netflix has recently secured a deal to stream Seinfeld once it’s Hulu contract ends, but that won’t be enough to keep fans satisfied. New original content will be necessary to keep the platform on top, and it looks like Lynch’s project is part of that strategy.

How Many Emmys has Jane Lynch won?

It might be too early to say if Lynch’s upcoming Netflix project will garner her another Emmy win or two, but the decorated actress has a few to her name already. Perhaps best known for her role in Glee as Sue Sylvester, Lynch has secured five Emmy Awards out of 12 nominations.

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She took home her first Emmy in 2010 for her role in Glee. In 2014 she took the Oustanding Host For A Reality or Reality-Competition Program category for her work on Hollywood Game Night. She repeated the win the following year. In 2017 she won an additional Emmy for her portrayal of Olivia Vanderstein in Amazon’s short-form series, Dropping the Soap.

Lynch’s most recent win was thanks to her reprised role as comedian, Sophie Lennon on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She was nominated in the same category in 2018 for the role. It is not known if Lynch will reprise the role in the coming seasons.