Firefly Lane season 3: Will there be another season, is there a second Firefly Lane book and when will we see Kate and Tully back in season 2 part 2?

If you're anxiously hoping there'll be a Firefly Lane season 3 after racing through part 1 of season 2 you're likely not alone...

Will there be a Firefly Lane season 3? Starring Sarah Chalke and Katherine Heigl
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The possibility of a Firefly Lane season 3 is likely on plenty of fans' minds since the first part of the hit Netflix drama landed.

Whilst some people might’ve wanted to remind themselves of all the biggest twists and heart-wrenching moments with a Firefly Lane season 1 recap, others likely couldn’t wait to dive in as soon as Firefly Lane season 2 part 1 landed. The Netflix drama expertly brings together scenes from the 70s, 80s and 00s as Tully Hart (Katherine Heigl) and Kate Mularkey (Sarah Chalke) meet, embark on careers and ultimately reach a shocking breaking point in their decades-long friendship. 

Fans were drawn into the relatable ups and downs of their bond and many were likely left wondering if Firefly Lane is a true story. But it wasn’t the only question we had and some viewers might already be wondering about a third series. 

Here we reveal if there’ll be a Firefly lane season 3, if there’s another Firefly Lane book and when we can expect season 2 part 2…

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Will there be Firefly Lane season 3? 

It seemed like an almost impossible feat but if anything Firefly Lane season 2 has upped the emotional ante after delivering all the drama in *that* Firefly Lane season 1 ending. Back bigger and better than ever, Firefly Lane season 2 pulled us instantly back into Tully Hart and Kate Malarkey's story but sadly there won’t be a Firefly Lane season 3 to explore their friendship further. Instead, the show will draw to a close with episode 16 of season 2 as it’s already been revealed that this will be the final season of the hit Netflix show.  

Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke in Firefly Lane

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The confirmation came from Netflix back in October 2022 that the second instalment 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 recent Twitter post about the newly-released first part of season 2. 

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. It’s not known exactly why there’ll be no Firefly Lane season 3 although it could simply be that the material from Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane book and its sequel will have been fully adapted by the end of season 2. 

Firefly Lane season 2 starring Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in episode 206 of Firefly Lane

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Whilst fans come to terms with Firefly Lane season 2 being the last they’ll see of Kate and Tully many people will likely be hoping that at the very least the show’s major unanswered question - why did Tully and Kate stop talking? - will finally be answered by the end. And Netflix’s Head of Drama Jinny Howe has already teased to Deadline that we will be getting “all the feels” from Firefly Lane season 2 before it’s all over. 

“[It]is really going to deliver on all of the emotions, all the feels, as I say,” she said. “It’s a really, really beautiful season, Katherine and Sarah, their dynamic is so, so strong, so I’m really excited to have fans return to that show.”

Is there another Firefly Lane book? 

For those avid Firefly Lane fans who just can’t bear to leave the world of Kate and Tully behind entirely after the Netflix show’s season 2 finale, you might not have to… There’s another book in the Firefly Lane series by Kristin Hannah titled Fly Away and it reveals what happens after the events at the end of the original story. 

The Firefly Lane sequel focuses on three familiar characters following a moment that is one of the biggest (not to mention devastating!) Firefly Lane book vs show differences. This moment is yet to happen in the Netflix drama, meaning there will be major spoilers in Fly Away for show fans if Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 does end up following this book plotline after all. 

Katherine Heigl and Beau Garrett in Firefly Lane season 2

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Unlike Firefly Lane which is an ode to the decades-long friendship of Kate and Tully, Fly Away’s primary characters include Tully's mom Cloud and Kate’s daughter Marah. All have lost their way in life but across the course of the Firefly Lane sequel the reader must question whether they’ll ever be able to find their way back again. 

There are only two books in this Kristin Hannah series and it's thought that by Firefly Lane season 2 episode 16, the major plot points of both Firefly Lane and Fly Away will have been brought to life in the Netflix hit.

When does Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 come out? 

After *that* tear-jerking part 1 finale, it’s hardly surprising that many of us have been eagerly wondering when Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 comes out and the answer is not too long in the grand scheme of things. 

Unfortunately, when we’re so absorbed in the wild rollercoaster ride of Tully and Kate’s lives, relationships and friendships it’s also not super soon either - with Katherine Heigl herself confirming June 8 2023 as the release date

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This means fans have to wait just over six months to see the brilliant Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke bring Tully and Kate’s on-screen story to what promises to be a seriously emotional conclusion.

Whilst other shows such as Yellowstone season 5 returned a full year after the last instalment of the show, given this is a break in a single season fans might have hoped for less of a gap with Firefly Lane season 2. 

On June 8 the seven remaining episodes of the 16-episode-long show will land, mirroring what we’ve seen with other hit shows like Netflix’s Lupin, which also split up a single season into two separate parts with different release dates.

irefly Lane. (L to R) Roan Curtis as Young Kate, Ali Skovbye as Young Tully

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Who knows? The six month wait might even make Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 feel sort of like a Firefly Lane season 3 to some fans when it premieres in 2023. 

Firefly Lane season 1 and season 2 part 1 are available to watch via Netflix now.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.