Katherine Heigl to Star in and Executive Produce Netflix Series ‘Firefly Lane’

10-episode show is based on Kristin Hannah’s book

Last Updated: July 10, 2019 @ 6:53 AM

Katherine Heigl is set to star in and executive produce the upcoming Netflix series “Firefly Lane,” which is based on the book by Kristin Hannah.

Based on the New York Times Bestselling book, the 10-episode “Firefly Lane” adaptation tells the story of two inseparable best friends and their enduring, complicated bond, spanning four tumultuous decades.

Hannah will serve as the show’s co-executive producer.

Heigl will play Tully Hart, who is described as a force of nature: magnetic, ambitious, reckless, and fiercely loyal, according to Netflix. Still bearing the scars of a traumatic childhood, she is dogged by inner loneliness, even as she goes on to fabulous fame and fortune as a journalist and talk show host.

Hart’s saving grace is her best friend and soulmate, Kate, with whom she shares an unshakable bond, over the course of four tumultuous decades.

Maggie Friedman is showrunner, so she’ll write on and executive produce the streaming series. Other executive producers include Stephanie Germain and Lee Rose. Peter O’Fallon will direct and executive produce the first episode.

“Suits” star and “Knocked Up” alum HeiglĀ is repped by Zero Gravity Management, Nancy Heigl, and attorney Stephen Barnes.