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Is Firefly Lane based on a book and who wrote it?

Firefly Lane is the new Netflix drama that’s sure to win the hearts of viewers thanks to its sweet storyline.

Starring Grey’s Anatomy alum Katherine Heigl and Roseanne star Sarah Chalke, the series follows best friends Tully and Kate through key periods in their lives.

Flashing back between their adolescence, early twenties and their forties, viewers watch along as the show explores how our relationships affect our lives over the years.

For those who didn’t know, the show is actually based on a successful novel. We have all the details below.

Is Firefly Lane based on a book?

Yep, the show is inspired by the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Kristin Hannah.

Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke stars as best friends in Firefly Lane (Picture: COURTESY OF NETFLIX)

Fans of the book will be delighted to know that Hannah is a co-executive producer on the series so she’ll have made sure things don’t stray too far away from the heart of the novel.

The book synopsis reads: ‘A coming of age novel about a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by their choices. It is 1974 and the summer of love is finally drawing to a close. The flower children are starting to realise that you cannot survive on peace and love alone.

‘Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the secondary school social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the coolest girl in the world , Tully Hart the girl all the boys want to know – moves in across the street and wants to be her best friend. Tully and Kate became inseparable and by summer s end they made a pact to be best friends forever.’

Firefly Lane lands on Netflix on February 3 (Picture: Netflix)

It continues: ‘For thirty years Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship, jealousy, anger, hurt and resentment. Tully will follow her ambition to find fame and success. Kate knows that all she wants is to fall in love and have a family. What she doesn t know is how being a wife and a mother will change her.

‘They think they ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart. But when tragedy strikes, can the bonds of friendship survive? Or is it the one hurdle than even a lifelong friendship cannot overcome.’

The Netflix synopsis for the show states: ‘Based on the New York Times Bestselling book, Firefly Lane is the sweeping story of two inseparable best friends and their enduring, complicated bond, spanning four tumultuous decades.’

Does Firefly Lane have a sequel?

Yes, indeed. Fly Away focuses entirely on Tully as she heads back in her hometown as she attempts to heal from her tragic past and present.

Firefly Lane premieres February 3 on Netflix.


Credit: Original article published here.

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