The turbulent relationship at the heart of most soapy, dramatic, roller-coaster-y TV shows—think Virgin River, This Is Us, etc.—is a romantic one. We watch two people fall in love, be torn apart, and then find their way back to each other against all odds in episode after episode, with the cycle sometimes repeated several times throughout each season.
It’s a breath of fresh air, then, to see Netflix’s newest heartwarming drama, Firefly Lane, take a gentler approach to the genre by concentrating on the similarly turbulent friendship between two best friends over the course of more than 30 years.
Firefly Lane 2 Season Release Date
Despite the fact that Netflix hasn’t formally given it the green light, a second season seems to be a foregone conclusion. For one thing, season one didn’t cover all of the drama in its source material, Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel of the same name.
Furthermore, Hannah’s book has a sequel, Fly Away, which means there will be plenty more material to mine for future seasons of the show (you can read about the sequel here).
Plus, given the combined star power of Heigl and Chalke, Hannah’s status as a beloved author, and the show’s general lovability, there’s a good chance Firefly Lane will remain in the Netflix top 10 for some time after its release, which usually prompts Netflix to scramble to create as many more episodes as people will watch.
Netflix will usually renew a famous show between four and six months after it premieres. Firefly Lane debuted on February 3, 2021, Season two will premiere in February 2022 if everything goes according to plan.
The new episodes would be expected to answer all of the many (many) unanswered questions that were left unanswered at the end of season one. Here are a few examples: Is Johnny no longer alive? Will Tully and Kate embark on a new venture? What, above all, caused Kate and Tully’s squabble at Bud’s funeral? (For the record, Heidigl’s take on the latter is:
“Tully can’t possibly be sleeping with Johnny. I don’t believe any relationship will recover from that. I’ll battle to the death to make sure that doesn’t happen.”Season one of the onscreen adaptation omitted a significant portion of Hannah’s Firefly Lane book, so a second season would most likely concentrate on continuing the plots from season one.
The death of a key character, which dominates the end of Hannah’s novel and then drives the plot of the entire sequel, Flies Away, is easily the most relevant of the missing plot points. (You can read more about that here, as well as how the book’s plot could play into season two of the adaptation.)
What Did The Cast And Crew Have To Say About Season 2?
Ali Skovbye, who plays Tully’s younger self, concurs with Friedman. When asked about a possible season two storyline, she told Collider: “A true 1970s house party would be fantastic. That is my fantasy.
” Roan Curtis, who plays young Kate, says: “Kate should have a love story. I just think it’d be so sweet and fun if Kate had a little awkward first meeting, a first date style feels with a guy, and then Tully could sort of help her through it all.”