Cyndi Lauper and Jane Lynch are starring in a “The Golden Girls for today” show for Netflix
It’s starting to look a lot like reboot season. (Or, in this case, it’s “new series inspired by beloved old series” season.) At the Creative Arts Emmys last night, September 15th, Jane Lynch let slip that she and Cyndi Lauper are teaming up for a new Netflix series. The comedian described the show as “a Golden Girls for today.” Um, yes, please!
Lynch unofficially broke the news in her Creative Arts Emmys backstage interview, after winning for her guest spot as Sophie Lennon on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
“I pitched a show to Netflix and they bought it, so that’s kinda nice,” Lynch said when asked about her upcoming projects. “I don’t know if I can talk about it, but I’m gonna tell you. It’s with Cyndi Lauper, so there.”
Lynch pretty much ended the teaser there, until an intrepid reporter (thank you for being a friend, intrepid reporter) asked the actor for more details.
Deadline reports that the series is produced by Skydance Television, the company behind fellow Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
Variety also found that veteran writer and comedian Carol Leifer (her impressive writing credits include Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live) is working on the series. On her Facebook page in July, Leifer wrote:
Lynch and Lauper are truly the dynamic duo we never knew we needed. Lynch has seemingly starred, guest-starred, or lent her voice to basically every funny thing ever made (e.g. Glee, Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries, Weeds, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Party Down, the Will & Grace reboot, and The Simpsons, among others). And in addition to her status as an ’80s pop icon, Lauper has some solid acting credits under her belt, including arcs on Mad About You and Bones.
But since it seems that Lynch wasn’t actually supposed to announce the series yet, we don’t know what it’s called, who else has been cast, or when it’ll hit your Netflix queue. In the meantime, you can scratch your Golden Girls itch by watching the OG series’ seven seasons on Hulu.