Jane Lynch told press at the Emmys on Sunday that she and singer Cyndi Lauper are developing a new series for Netflix.
Lynch said it’s ,
“kind of a ‘Golden Girls’ for today.”
Writer and comedian Carol Leifer (whose credits include Seinfeld) is attached to the show as well.
Leifer posted to her Facebook in July that she was working with Lynch and Lauper:
“It’s official! Headed out next week with a new half-hour comedy, starring Jane Lynch & Cyndi Lauper! A writer’s dream to work with these two LEGENDS. Can’t wait to see where we land…”
Lynch said she wasn’t sure whether she should even be talking about it yet but when pressed by reporters, she revealed who picked it up.
“I pitched a show to Netflix and they bought it.”
Describing her and Lauper’s roles, she said,
“We’re our age, I’m almost 60 and she’s 65, and we’re looking for our next act, without ever having had husbands or children. And there will be two other people who haven’t been cast yet…”
Although best known for her music career, Lauper has also acted and is an LGBTQ ally, having set up her own True Colors Fund to help homeless queer youth.
Responding to Lynch’s comments, Lauper posted to Facebook:
“I guess the cat’s outta the bag! So excited for this project.”
Netflix wouldn’t comment to Variety when asked about about Lynch’s comments.
This show might just start fill the void soon to be left by Grace and Frankie which announced was working on the final season of the show.
We’ll be binge-watching!
(Photos, Avalon; via Queerty)