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 five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.
Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.
After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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