Firefly Lane Season 3: Will there be another season of the hit Netflix friendship drama and is there a Firefly Lane book sequel?

If you're anxiously hoping there'll be a Firefly Lane Season 3 after racing through Part 2 of Season 2 you're probably not alone...

Will there be a Firefly Lane Season 3? Seen here are Tully and Kate in Season 2

Whether or not there’ll be a Firefly Lane Season 3 is something that’s likely right at the top of fans’ list of burning questions now that Season 2 Part 2 has finally landed.

After what might have seemed like an agonizing wait but was thankfully only four months, Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 2 has now arrived, plunging us right back into the world of best friends Tully and Kate. Of course, their status as lifelong ‘best friends’ was left looking as shaky as ever after Part 1 revealed what Tully did to Kate that was so “unforgivable”. Their feud might not have been over in the noughties, but with plenty of flashbacks to enjoy, viewers couldn’t help hoping that Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1 would be followed up by an equally amazing finale. 

Now that finale is here, with episodes 10 to 16 continuing Tully and Kate’s emotional rollercoaster of a story after *that* Part 1 ending. And it’s perhaps only natural for Firefly fans to be hoping that there’ll be a Firefly Lane Season 3 to continue their tale.

Here we reveal if there’s going to be a Firefly Lane Season 3 and if there’s another Firefly Lane book that could serve as inspiration…

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Kate and Tully in Firefly Lane Season 2

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Will there be Firefly Lane season 3? 

If the Firefly Lane Season 1 finale left us eager for more then the Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 2 ending left us truly desperate to see how things turn out, but sadly the release of the final seven episodes is bittersweet as there won’t be Firefly Lane Season 3. Despite this spellbinding adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane book amassing fans across the world it was already confirmed going into Season 2 that it would be the final outing of Tully and Kate. 

Back in October 2022, Netflix announced that the second installment of Firefly Lane would bring Tully and Kate’s journeys to an end, describing it as a “concluding 16-episode, super-sized season”. Whilst Firefly Lane star Katherine Heigl called it the ‘“second and final season” in a Twitter post to fans. 

This means no more Tully and Kate fighting, laughing, crying and generally helping each other through epic highs and lows from the 70s to early 2000s. However, whilst fans might have been left a little tearful going into Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 2 as a result, there is a silver lining for those who also love Kristin Hannah’s book and its sequel, Fly Away.

Getting candid with Glamour, showrunner Maggie Friedman shared her thoughts on the reasoning behind ending the show before a Firefly Lane Season 3. And according to her, the extended season length will help make up for it as it’ll bring in elements of both Kristin’s books.

Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in episode 216 of Firefly Lane

(Image credit: Cr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2023)

“Originally, season two was just going to be 10 episodes, but I was talking to one of the Netflix executives who’s been such a great champion of the show and said, ‘I know where the end of the story is. I know exactly what I want it to be. I just want to make sure that we get there and don’t end on a cliff-hanger and then something happens and we don’t complete it.’ I wanted to make sure that I got to tell the full story,” she explained.

Meanwhile, Netflix’s VP of Drama, Jinny Howe also shared with the publication how Maggie had been determined to tell the story of both Firefly Lane and Fly Away

She declared, “She wanted to tell the story in the two books. This felt like the most special and best way to deliver the series to the fans of the show while honoring Maggie’s vision at the same time“.

Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in episode 216 of Firefly Lane

(Image credit: Cr. Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2023)

Teasing that she’s “really excited”, Jinny added that in her opinion Firefly Lane Season 2, “really does deliver”. This also suggests that not only will we see the Firefly Lane book ending brought to life by Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke but that we'll likely get to see at least part of Fly Away’s equally emotional plotline be woven in as well. 

So whilst there won't be a Firefly Lane Season 3 this extended-length second season looks like it'll deliver all the moments we've been anticipating as it brings Tully and Kate's story to a close. 

Is there another Firefly Lane book? 

*Spoilers for the Firefly Lane book ending ahead*

For avid Firefly Lane watchers who aren’t quite ready to leave Kate and Tully behind there’s a way you might not have to… Whilst Firefly Lane is based on Kristin Hannah’s novel of the same name, it’s not the only one in the series. There’s also a Firefly Lane sequel called Fly Away that explores events after the heart-wrenching end of the original story. In the Firefly Lane book ending, Kate passes away after being diagnosed with breast cancer, but not before reconciling with Tully after their feud which was caused by something totally different to the show explanation.  

Tully in Firefly Lane

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She dies after writing a note in which she tells Tully that whilst she might think that she’s left her, that’s “not true” and she’ll always be part of her life. As the first part of Firefly Lane Season 2 ended with Kate receiving her devastating diagnosis, it seems like this is the same direction the Netflix hit is taking. 

Elsewhere in the ending Kate asked her best friend to look out for her family and even gave her blessing for Tully and Kate’s husband Johnny (who once had a one night stand in the past) to get together. Johnny protests that he only ever loved Kate, reassuring her that he genuinely didn’t ever hope things had gone a different way. 

Kate and Tully in Firefly Lane

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In the Firefly Lane book sequel the protagonists are Tully, Kate and Johnny’s daughter Marah and Tully’s mom Cloud. It focuses on the aftermath of Kate’s death and their journey to grieve losing her and move forward with their lives as she would’ve wanted. 

Given Maggie and Jinny’s remarks about the Firefly Lane Season 2 ending it seems that at least some of this will be explored by episode 16. After the devastation of Kate's death and in light of there being no plans for Firefly Lane Season 3 hopefully there'll also be a hopeful tinge to the emotional final episode.  

Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 2 is now available to watch on Netflix.

Emma Shacklock

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