Katherine Heigl is saying goodbye to another series. The former Grey’s AnatomyNetflix series featuring stars Firefly Lane After only two seasons, the series is ending. The second season’s first episode will be available in December. Maggie Friedman will be able to finish the story with 16 episodes of the entire second season.
On December 2, the first nine episodes Season 2 episodes will be available. The remaining seven episodes are expected to be released in 2023. Deadline. Firefly Lane was renewed for a second season in May, with Heigl and co-star Sarah Chalke making the announcement for Netflix. “We don’t have all the answers yet, but trust us, it is going to be worth the wait,”Chalke teased. “And we promise all of your questions will be answered.”
Firefly LaneBased on Kristin Hannah’s novel, Heigl portrays Tully Hart (a prominent daytime talk-show host), while Chalke portrays Kate Mularkey (Tully’s best friends who is trying return to work following a divorce). Ben Lawson is Kate’s husband Johnny. He’s a producer for Tully’s show. Beau Garrett played Tully’s mother Cloud and Yael Turman played Kate’s daughter Marah.
Ignacio Serrichio joined Season 2 as Danny Diaz. Season 2 also features India de Beaufort (along with Greg Germann and Jolene Purdy). Friedman serves as showrunner and executive producer. Heigl, Shawn Williamson and Hannah serve as executive producers for the series. The series is produced by Stephanie Germain Productions.
Chalke was attracted to the show’s main aspect, the bond between Tully & Kate. He is perhaps best known for his roles in Scrubs. “You so rarely see this incredible bond between two women in television,”Chalke said Variety March “I love their authentic, flawed relationship that it’s not this glossy, everything is perfect… You see them really go at it and overcome huge things, but then there’s this one thing that they can’t.”
Chalke and Heigl were working together for the first time, but they immediately clicked when they met at the first cast dinner. “Our first two days of working together were these ridiculous, fun days of playing dress-up, and then it just kind of grew from there,”Chalke said Variety. “We were shooting long days, we would hike the dogs on the weekends then she would have everyone over for wine and cheese nights. Then I had everyone over to my house for a party and her husband, (musician) Josh Kelley, brought his guitar and it just evolved into everyone dancing in my backyard to Josh’s music for the night.”
The premiere season was released February 20, 2021 to mixed reviews. Although critics were impressed by Heigl’s and Chalke’s chemistry, they felt the show was lacking its potential. The show received a 47% rating from critics and an audience score 69%. Rotten Tomatoes.