Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke in Firefly Lane on Netflix

Netflix: Katherine Heigl & Sarah Chalke Are Polar Opposite Pals In Trailer For ‘Firefly Lane’

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Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for their new, original series Firefly Lane. The series is based on the New York Times 2008 bestseller of the same name by Kristin Hannah. In the show, Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) and Sarah Chalke play the roles of two old, but very different friends.

Netflix Original adaptation of Firefly Lane

Some of this year’s best television shows have been based on books. This includes Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People and more recently, the thriller The Undoing. The trend is set to continue in 2021 with beautifully written stories being adapted for the small screen.

Netflix announced on Tuesday, December 3 that Firefly Lane will officially premiere on February 3, 2021. Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke will star in the two lead roles. The 10-episode drama series is based on Kristin Hannah’s 2008 New York Times bestseller of the same name. Judging from the teaser trailer and the synopsis, the series will take us on a seriously emotional journey.

Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke as Tully and Kate

Heigl and Chalke play the roles of two polar-opposite best friends, Tully and Kate. The pair meet when they are 14 and despite their differences, remain friends across three decades. This is after they decide to stick by each other’s side following a tragedy. While the trailer looks light and fun, the story itself sounds mysterious and dramatic.

Netflix has adapted the Kristin Hannah novel Firefly Lane
Netflix has adapted the Kristin Hannah novel Firefly Lane [Image @jw_bookshelf/Instagram]
The synopsis tells us that together, the friends experience 30 years of ups and downs. This includes “triumphs and disappointments” and “heartbreak and joy.” Their friendship even survives a love triangle that puts a real strain on their relationship.

One of the friends achieves fabulous wealth and fame, while the other chooses to settle for marriage and motherhood. However, despite this, their bond remains through the decades. However, their friendship ends up facing the ultimate test, a messy love trial that makes for a fabulous binge watch.

Teaser trailer for Firefly Lane

In the new teaser trailer below, we meet Heigl and Chalke and their chemistry as friends. Tully tells Kate that she will never be alone, adding she is “f**king stuck” with her forever. Using great costumes and makeup, we then see the two friends transform over a period of three decades. The story includes major milestones in what looks to be a fabulous and dramatic story.

As noted by E! Online, other stars in Netflix’s Firefly Lane include Ali Skovbye as young Tully and Roan Curtis as young Kate. Other cast members include Ben Lawson as Johnny, Yael Yurman as Marah Ryan and Beau Garret as Cloud.

This new Netflix series sounds like just what we need after a trying 2020. Firefly Lane debuts on Netflix on February 3, perfect for a pre-Valentine’s Day bingeing session.

Anne Sewell

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