Netflix Drama Firefly Lane Lands Katherine Heigl To Star
The cast of the Netflix drama Firefly Lane has started to take shape. Katherine Heigl has been tapped to star as Tully, one of the two women at the center of the story, per The Hollywood Reporter. The former Grey’s Anatomy star will also executive produce the 10-episode series, which is based on Kristin Hannah’s novel. Her character is described as an ambitiously loyal force of nature.
The drama series centers on Kate and Tully who meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends throughout thirty years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. When an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the two women go their separate ways and it’s unclear whether they will ever be able to reconcile.
Firefly Lane will be written and executive produced by Maggie Friedman, who is also serving as showrunner. Stephanie Germain will also executive produce alongside co-executive producer Hannah, who is also the author of international blockbusters including The Nightingale and The Great Alone. TriStar Pictures are currently producing both feature adaptations, with Michelle MacLaren helming The Nightingale war drama from an adapted screenplay by Ann Peacock.
In the meantime, you can catch Heigl in the final season of Suits, which premieres July 17 on USA. She’ll also appear in the upcoming CBS pilot Our House.
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