It’s been a minute since we last saw Katherine Heigl in a major project, so what a thrill when she took to Twitter this week and gave followers a sneak peek of her upcoming Netflix series, Firefly Lane.
A little over a year ago, before the world caught on fire I filmed a show for @Netflix in Vancouver. A show about two women who begin their journey together as two young girls in the 70’s and rocket through life from then on out by each other’s side. It is a story that speaks… pic.twitter.com/c14czriFRX— Katherine Heigl (@KatieHeigl) October 14, 2020
Based on the 2008 novel by Kristin Hannah, the 10-part series follows the decades-long relationship between brash, ambitious Tully (Heigl) and her shy, emotionally reserved best friend Kate (played by Sarah Chalke). We won’t spoil things but expect a heartbreaking tale of love and loss. (A dreamy Pacific Northwest backdrop and 70s costumes are added bonuses.)
Heigl, who says she cherishes the original book, adds that this role “was the perfect storm of blessings and an unforgettable moment in my 30 year career.” It sounds like a binge-worthy series, as well as another reason to hope that 2020 hurries to a close.
Firefly Lane will premier on Netflix in early 2021.