Firefly Lane may have only launched on Netflix last week, but it seems it’s been just what we needed this winter as the drama, romance and power of friendship kept us hooked.
Starring Katherine Heigl, perhaps best known for her role as Izzie on Grey’s Anatomy, and Sarah Chalke, the show is the latest binge-worthy drama to hit the streaming platform.
Following on from the success of shows Bridgerton and Lupin so far in 2021 might have been tough, but Firefly Lane has quickly become our new favorite show. For those who haven’t been able to see their own close friends during these challenging times, this uplifting show reminds us all of the importance of friendship throughout all the ups and downs of life.
But the ultimate question is now - will there be a season two of Firefly Lane?
Warning: spoilers ahead!
What is Firefly Lane about?
Based on Kristin Hannah’s novel of the same name, Firefly Lane follows Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) who first met on the titular street and were bonded for life after going through a traumatic event. Over the source of ten riveting episodes, we got to see the pair go through all the trials and tribulations of their decades’ long friendship, growing from teenage girls to adulthood.
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Whilst the book serves as inspiration, Netflix’s Firefly Lane doesn’t cover everything in the book and there are some definite diversions from the original plot. Perhaps the most significant change from the books is the way the timeline is shown.
Kristin Hannah’s novel is linear but the adaptation shifts between timeframes, telling half of Tully and Kate’s story, from their childhood in the 1970s to their adult years working in TV journalism.
Will there be another season of Firefly Lane?
For those who have already raced to the end of this binge-worthy show, the emotional cliffhanger couldn’t have been more shocking. As Firefly Lane approached its dramatic conclusion, Kate turns Tully away from her father’s funeral.
“When I said I could never forgive you for what you did, what do you think that meant?" she declared, leaving viewers open-mouthed at her sudden coldness.
But what did Tully do? It’s the ultimate question - and one we as viewers still don’t have the answer to! Without a Firefly Lane season 2, we might never get to discover what has driven the two friends apart.
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In the novel, Kate and Tully's relationship comes to an end after Tully invites Kate and her daughter, Marah, on her talk show to speak about their relationship and later insinuates that Kate is a bad mother.
It's unclear whether a possible season 2 would follow this plotline. Speaking to OprahMag.com, star Katherine Heigl couldn’t confirm the source of the tension, though she did reportedly reveal her hopes that infidelity wasn't the cause.
"It cannot be that Tully sleeps with Johnny. I don't think any friendship would come back from that. I will fight to the death that it not be that," she said.
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Whatever the reason, it’s clear that viewers are in need of some serious answers.
Netflix has yet to confirm a Firefly Lane season 2, however, given this cliffhanger ending and the fact that the show only covers the first half of Kristin’s book, there’s definitely plenty more material available to bring to life on screen.
This is something that has also been noted by Firefly Lane star Ben Lawson, who plays Kate’s husband Johnny Ryan. He told OprahMag.com. "There's also a sequel. Hopefully audiences delve in and we can continue."
We certainly hope so!
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.
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