The actress has spent her career concentrating on movies and made just a handful of scripted TV appearances - but now she wants to star in her own series.
Fonda is keeping tight-lipped over the project's details but admits she has her sights set on a drama programme on a U.S. cable network.
She tells the Associated Press, "I have a sort of a vision of what it could be and that's all that I'll say. I think the best, edgiest writing is now on cable television. It's pretty exciting."