Everything We Know About Season 2 of Netflix's 'Firefly Lane'

Will Kate and Tully return?

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Netflix
Netflix

Netflix's soapy, time-hopping melodrama Firefly Lane ends with a series of lingering questions and a big explosion. But what's next for Kate and Tully? Will they get an opportunity to clear things up? Or will Netflix say no to another season? Let's break down what we know. 

Has Firefly Lane been renewed for Season 2? 

Yes. Although the series got decidedly mixed reviews, a season two is in the works. Of course, some did fall for the soothing Lifetime energy of the show about lifelong friends, while others excoriated it for its hokey plotlines and slow pace. 

What will Season 2 of Firefly Lane be about? 

Firefly Lane fans has a lot of mysteries to clear up. In the finale, it appears Kate (Sarah Chalke) and Tully (Katherine Heigl) have a blowout fight in the future timeline of the series. Kate tells Tully to leave her father's funeral, and we don't know why they are so divided or what Tully did to earn Kate's disdain.

"I knew that Tully and Kate were going to be estranged at the end of the season, but I didn't know how I was going to dramatize that," showrunner Maggie Friedman said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "I knew we were working towards that signpost because I felt like a good cliffhanger for season one is: 'Oh my God, wait, these Firefly Lane girls forever are suddenly not? What happened?' I wanted to leave the audience with some big questions."

One of those other questions: Does Kate's husband Johnny survive the blast he endured while covering the Iraq War as a journalist in the 2000s section of the show? Even actor Ben Lawson doesn't know, but he has his hopes. "I don't know where Johnny goes from here," he told People. "I don't think he goes back into TV producing, something that he doesn't love."

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Netflix

What hints does the book series provide? 

Firefly Lane is based on a book by Kristin Hannah, and, yes, there is a sequel called Fly Away. But as Marie Claire reported, the show takes major liberties with its source material. In Hannah's initial story, Kate dies and the second installment follows what happens after Tully starts to care for Kate's daughter Marah. 

Will the time-hopping structure say the same? 

Yes, Friedman told EW. She also hopes to get their high school years. "I think there are a lot more stories to tell, if we're lucky enough to have a season two, of those girls going through high school and what that's like," she said. "They're only in eighth grade when we leave them." And, after all, the season ends with Tully being taken away in a cop car when her mother is arrested for selling drugs. 

What members of the cast will be back? 

Well, it's not Firefly Lane without Tully and Kate, so you have to assume that Heigl and Chalke will return. Lawson, as he expressed, wants to come back, but his fate is unclear. Friedman meanwhile was mum on whether the other men in their lives Travis (Brandon Jay McLaren) and Max (Jon-Michael Ecker) would possibly return. 

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