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Katherine Heigl Set to Star in Netflix’s Firefly Lane Adaptation


Katherine Heigl (One for the MoneyKnocked Up) is set to star in the upcoming adaptation of the novel Firefly Lane (buy here), according to a tweet from the Netflix account SeeWhatsNext. You can check out the tweet below.

The 10-episode series Firefly Lane is based on the novel by Kristin Hannah about best friends Kate and Tully. Tully (Heigl) is dealing with scars from her traumatic childhood. The Amazon description for the novel reads: “In the summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the ‘coolest girl in the world’ moves in across the street and wants to be her friend.

“Tully Hart seems to have it all: beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface, they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn; Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become ‘TullyandKate’ — inseparable.”

According to TVLine, Maggie Friedman from Witches of East End will be the showrunner, writer and executive producer. Also executive producing are Stephanie Germain and Lee Rose. Author Hannah is a co-executive producer. The premiere episode will be directed by UnREAL‘s Peter O’Fallon.

Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.