Spoilers for Firefly Lane, including possible spoilers for the Netflix series' second season, follow. Has that cliffhanger ending got you itching to know whether Firefly Lane will return for Season 2? Fans of Netflix’s hit series are in luck because the show has been greenlit for a second season, according to Deadline. Firefly Lane’s main stars, Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke, both announced the show’s return in a Zoom video and answered some questions from fans. (For instance, Chalke confirms that the “issue between Tully and Kate is “family-related and has nothing to do with Johnny,” in case you were wondering.)
Chalke and Heigl, unfortunately, did not reveal a release date or trailer, but the duo assured that the next installment of the hit drama would be “worth the wait,” with Chalke adding, “We promise all of your questions will be answered.”
Firefly Lane’s first season stopped halfway through the events of Kristin Hannah's novel of the same name. Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) still have plenty of trials and tribulations to face. Rest assured that the Firefly Lane showrunners still have plenty of source material to work with.
Clocking in at nearly 500 pages, Kristin Hannah's 2008 novel, Firefly Lane, centers on Tully Hart and Kate Mularkey: two junior-high-schoolers who fall quickly into kinship over the course of one fateful summer. Beginning with the girls' 1974 meet-cute — after which point they become known as "TullyandKate" — Firefly Lane spools out the next 30 years of their lives, watching their friendship end when one of them publicly humiliates the other, as well as their eventual reconciliation.
The Netflix series finale only hints at why Tully and Kate's long friendship comes to an end, but fans of Hannah's novel have some idea of what to expect from the much-hoped-for Firefly Lane Season 2. It's worthwhile to note, however, that the Netflix series has already deviated from the novel's events in a few major ways, so Tully and Kate's story might change in the transition from page to screen. Here's how it all goes down in the book and everything we know about Season 2:
The Firefly Lane Book & Season 2 Plot
After a 30-year-long friendship, Tully and Kate have a major falling out when Tully embarrasses Kate, live on national television. Fearing that Kate's fraying bond with her 14-year-old daughter, Marah, is on the verge of self-destruction, Tully invites them to appear on her talk show to talk about their relationship. When they accept, Tully pulls a switcheroo and changes the subject of Kate and Marah's segment to: "overprotective mothers and the teenage daughters who hate them."
It's a betrayal Kate cannot forgive. She ends their friendship right then and there, and the two women don't speak again for several years. Unfortunately, by the time they make amends, one of them is on her deathbed. We won't spoil the Firefly Lane book ending for you here, but expect some of this to play out in Season 2 with Heigl and Chalke returning.
The Firefly Lane Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, there’s no release date or trailer for Firefly Lane Season 2 just yet, but Netflix is always announcing exciting news with their streaming titles, so sit tight.
This post will be updated with the trailer and additional plot and cast details as more information on Firefly Lane Season 2 becomes available. Netflix's Firefly Lane is streaming now.
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