Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah has been ordered by Netflix to be adapted into a 10-episode series. Here’s what we know:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
Firefly Lane is a coming-of-age story about two best friends, Kate and Tully, and their friendship over the course of 30 years. It was released in February 2008.
What format will it be? Will the Firefly Lane adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a 10-episode series on Netflix.
Who’s behind it?
Netflix has ordered the adaptation which is being produced by Aaron Au. The series will have a number of directors, including Peter O’Fallon, Vanessa Parise and Lee Rose.
Maggie Friedman will serve as showrunner and will be adapting the novel to screen as the scriptwriter as well. Friedman previously developed the Lifetime series Witches of East End (2013).
Book author Kristen Hannah will serve as co-executive producer.
What’s the status of the Firefly Lane adaptation?
The adaptation is has been acquired by Netflix, and one of the two main leads, Katherine Heigl, has been announced. A showrunner and script writer is attached to the project as well as a cinematographer and directors.
The series is set to begin shooting on September 17, 2019. Shooting will take place in Canada and Los Angeles.
Who’s in the cast?
Katherine Heigl has been cast as the ambitious and beautiful Tully Hart, one of the two main leads in Firefly Lane. She will also serve as executive producer.
Other casting for the series is currently unknown.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Firefly Lane Movie Development Timeline
February 5, 2008 Firefly Lane (novel) is released.
February 22, 2019 Netflix orders Firefly Lane to be adapted into a 10-episode series.
July 10, 2019 Katherine Heigl attached to star in & executive produce Netflix’s Firefly Lane adaptation
September 17, 2019 Firefly Lane begins shooting.