A supersized 'Firefly Lane' season 2 is on its way, and the trailer has *finally* dropped

At long last, 'Firefly Lane' season 2 is heading to Netflix! Have a look at the new trailer of Kate and Tully's next chapter

Sarah Chalke and Katherine Heigl in Firefly Lane. When does Firefly Lane season 2 come out?
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Breaking news straight from KPOC: Firefly Lane season 2 is making its way to Netflix at the end of the year. This mega installment—a whopping 16 episodes—will be the last chapter in Kate and Tully's story. 

Though we still have plenty of unanswered questions after that explosive Firefly Lane ending last season, there's one thing we can guarantee: it's all about to get very emotional, and we're hoping our two partners in crime can find their way back to one another. 

"I love their authentic, flawed relationship that it’s not this glossy, everything is perfect," actress Sarah Chalke, who portrays Kate, revealed to Variety (opens in new tab) about the fictional best friends. "You see them really go at it and overcome huge things, but then there’s this one thing that they can’t."

We're not so sure our hearts can take it!

*WARNING: SEASON 1 SPOILERS AHEAD*

'Firefly Lane' season 2: everything we know

Netflix decided to give fans a sneak peek at what they can expect from season two. Judging from screen grabs from the first few episodes, what we're seeing is not entirely unexpected, but we know our two main characters are in the midst of a seemingly irreparable friendship breakup

Check out the first-look photos below:

young kate and tully in firefly lane season 2

(Image credit: Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2022)

kate and tully as kids in firefly lane season 2

(Image credit: Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2022)

kate and tully in firefly lane season 2 working at their desks

(Image credit: Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2022)

kate and tully firefly lane season 2

(Image credit: Diyah Pera/Netflix © 2022)

When is 'Firefly Lane season 2' premiere date?

The first nine episodes are going to hit Netflix on December 2. The following seven are being release in 2023, though a date has yet to be announced.

Watch the 'Firefly Lane' season 2 trailer:

Netflix treated viewers to a sneak peek at the next chapter with an emotional trailer of sentimental moments, confusing next steps and one frightening, unexpected scenario. 

Like much of the show, the teaser moves back and forth between past and present— the young teens taking their next steps into the world and the 40-somethings navigating ups and downs. 

"Promise me that we will always be there for each other," Tully asks. 

"Cross my heart," Kate responds. 

Those who are familiar with the story know trouble is ahead for the two friends, and their relationship is on rocky ground. Plus, those who read the Firefly Lane books are aware that a tragedy comes into play, and it's still unclear how the TV adaptation will address it. Will the show follow the book's footsteps, or will it take a new route? 

Unfortunately, speaking of tragedy, you'll witness a super-quick glimpse at what appears to be a car crash in the trailer, so it's clear we're going to be in for difficult moments come season two.

'Firefly Lane' season 2 cast: who is returning?

Familiar faces from season one who are reprising their role include: 

  • Katherine Heigel (Tully) 
  • Sarah Chalke (Kate) 
  • Ben Lawson (Johnny) 
  • Yael Yurman (Marah) 
  • Roan Curtis (young Kate) 
  • Alissa Skovby (young Tully) 

And it also looks like our group will be joined by a few new faces this time around. Rumor has it that Heigel's Grey's Anatomy peers are set to make an appearance in the series. According to Deadline (opens in new tab), Greg Germann, who starred in four seasons of the medical drama, will play Benedict Binswanger, the governor of Washington State in the '80s—which means he must be involved in some KPOC story! 

The outlet also revealed a few other newbies to expect: Ignacio Serricchio as sports reporter Danny Diaz (who has the hots for Tully), India de Beaufort of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, who will play an up-and-coming journalist with feelings for Johnny, and Jolene Purdy (The White Lotus), who will star as a talent agent Tully has on her radar. 

What is the 'Firefly Lane' season 2 plotline?

The first nine episodes of Firefly Lane season 2 are going to hit Netflix on Friday, December 2. The following seven episodes are being released in 2023, though a date has yet to be announced.

Read the 'Firefly Lane' books while you wait:

While you're patiently counting down the days until the show's return, why not dig into Kristin Hannah's literary bestsellers, too? You won't regret it. 

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Kristin Hannah box set: Firefly Lane, True Colors, Fly Away
RRP:
$19.98, £3.99 each

In this e-book box set, you'll receive Kristin Hannah's bestsellers: Firefly Lane, its sequel Fly Away and the beloved True Colors, a separate story from the Firefly Lane series. 


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