Firefly Lane: Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully

Firefly Lane's Season 2 Trailer Will Leave You A Blubbering Mess

The hits just keep coming.

by Ani Bundel
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When Firefly Lane first debuted on Netflix, the series only covered the first half of the book it was based on. On the one hand, that left audiences hungry for more. On the other, it meant if the show were to be renewed for a second season, there would be more material to cover. Unsurprisingly, Netflix greenlit Firefly Lane for Season 2, guaranteeing more of Tully and Kate’s story will be told. But that second season will also be the show’s last.

Based on the book of the same name from Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane is a time-jumping story exploring the friendship of Kate Mularkey and Tully Hart from their time as middle schoolers in the 1970s to the early aughts. Throughout the years, the two have always been BFFs and stuck to their roles in the friendship: Tully was the ambitious glamor girl looking for fame and fortune, and Kate was the more sensible homebody, looking for love and a family.

Despite their tight bond, things were always more complicated than either acknowledged. Kate was always jealous of Tully’s success and independence and felt like she was the second banana in their relationship. Meanwhile, Tully envied Kate’s stability and relationships and wondered if she shouldn’t have fought harder for Johnny Ryan, who crushed on her before he married Kate.

These feelings come to a head about halfway through the novel, destroying their relationship for a long time. But in the show, the blowout never came. Instead, it was only hinted at in the finale’s closing moments. That’s where Season 2 comes in.

Firefly Lane Season 2 Trailer

The first trailer for Firefly Lane Season 2 arrived on Nov. 2, 2022. Get out your tissues, because this friendship is going to break apart and be put back together as the timelines slide back to the past and ahead to the present.

Firefly Lane Season 2 First Images

The first images of Firefly Lane’s second season arrived on Oct. 3, 2022, along with an official release date. Katherine Heigl also tweeted a behind-the-scenes teaser of herself, Sarah Chalke, and the two actors who play them as teens, Ali Skovbye and Roan Curtis.

The first official stills from Season 2 arrived along with the show’s date announcement, including two showing Kate and Tully at earlier points in the timeline.

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One photo shows the characters played by Skovbye and Curtis, while another shows Chalke and Heigl in their 1980s-era lives.

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And a third photo shows a new era that the show hasn’t explored before: The 1990s.

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What other eras will the show cover? Fans will have to tune in to find out.

Firefly Lane Season 2 Cast

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As the photos above show, both Heigl and Chalke will be back as Kate and Tully, and Ali Skovbye and Roan Curtis will return to play them in their teen years as “TullyandKate.” Also returning for the second season: Ben Lawson as Johnny Ryan, Kate’s estranged husband whom she divorced for leaving his family to report on the happenings in Iraq. As suggested in the flash-forwards in the show’s final moments, Yael Yurman will return as Kate’s teen daughter, Marah Ryan, and Beau Garrett will be back as Cloud, Tully’s self-destructive mom.


These are not the only characters who will appear in Season 2. On Sept. 21, 2021, Deadline reported four new cast members would be joining the new season. Ignacio Serricchio (Lost In Space) will be a new series regular as Danny Diaz, a cocky sportscaster and love interest for Tully. Jolene Purdy (The White Lotus) will play Justine Jordan, a “sunny, upbeat talent agent” Tully tries to recruit when she needs PR help. India de Beaufort (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) will play Charlotte, a reporter from Kate and Tully’s 1980s stint at a Seattle newspaper where they met Johnny before Kate married him. Charlotte also had a crush on Johnny along with Kate and Tully and is back as a confident, famous journalist now that he’s single again.

And in more Grey’s Anatomy faces, Greg Germann will play Benedict Binswanger, another character from the 1980s timeline, who is running for governor of Washington... but he has a secret that Tully and Kate try to uncover to bring him down.

Firefly Lane Season 2 Filming Updates

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The first season of Firefly Lane arrived on Netflix in February 2021. It took the streaming service a few months to confirm what fans already hoped, but on May 26, 2021, Netflix posted a Season 2 announcement featuring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke. The YouTube video showed the two actors delightedly telling fans at home that a new season was on the way.

Filming for Season 2 officially got underway at the end of August 2021. Fans caught glimpses of filming in and around Vancouver through the winter, with Heigl revealing on Twitter filming would wrap in early April 2022.

Firefly Lane Season 2 Plot

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Firefly Lane Season 2 will cover the parts of the book the first season skipped, including some of the 1970s and ‘80s storylines, and will move beyond the 2003 era to the book’s present-day of the mid-2010s.

Here’s the second season’s synopsis:

The greatest love story of all can be between friends. When unlikely duo Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) meet at age fourteen, they couldn’t be more different. Tully is the brash and bold girl you can’t ignore, while Kate is the mousy shy girl you never notice. But when a tragedy brings them together, they are bonded for life — forever inseparable best friends. Together they experience thirty years of ups and downs — triumphs and disappointments, heartbreak and joy, and a love triangle that strains their friendship. One goes on to fabulous wealth and fame, the other chooses marriage and motherhood — but through the decades, their bond remains — until it faces the ultimate test.

Firefly Lane Season 2 Release Dates


Firefly Lane Season 2 will be a supersized 16-episode season. It will release in two parts: Part 1 debuts on Dec. 2, 2022, and comprises nine episodes. The other seven will debut as Part 2 in 2023. The first season of Firefly Lane is streaming on Netflix.

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