May 19, 2018
Coming Attractions: More Old Dames on Netflix!
This just in from our friends at Deadline. (Okay, they aren’t really our friends, but we check them out often.) Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler are coming to Netflix to star in Divination, a comedy about getting a band back together. Who’ll be the diva? Who’ll be the ditzy blonde? And which one is playing the nice one? We can’t wait to find out.
Despite many rumors of a sequel, these ladies haven’t teamed up since The First Wives Club in 1996. Netflix, you might note, is also the home of last season’s Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who were paired in the 1980s classic 9 to 5. We’re still hoping for a Dolly Parton guest appearance next season.
So thank you, Netflix, for employing funny women of a certain age. (That age being old.) Thank you for reuniting casts with chemistry. It appears this might be a one-shot made-for-streaming movie rather than a series, but it’s a definite step in branding Netflix as the voice of a previous generation.
Can we look forward to even more Netflix shows featuring our stars of yesteryear together again at last? What about a sequel or something close to it reuniting the cast of The Breakfast Club, none of whom are dead yet? Surely there’s a gig in there somewhere for plucky Dancing with the Stars contestant Jennifer Grey (break her nose so we’ll recognize her).
Michael J. Fox has been on lots of shows, but what about a sitcom with him and Christopher Lloyd? How about teaming Sean Astin, Corey Feldman (if he’s the one who’s still alive), and Josh Brolin in something Goonies-like?
Have Robert DeNiro and Cybil Shepherd been together in anything since Taxi Driver? The two of them would make a show at least 50% watchable. The possibilities are limitless, but Netflix better act now before too many fish in their talent pool start floating to the top.