By this point, we’re used to Netflix axing beloved shows left and right, but some of their cancelations still take us by surprise. Despite pretty impressive ratings following its premiere, Firefly Lane starring Katherine Heigl is set to end after the upcoming second season.
Firefly Lane kicks off during the ’70s and it centers on the lives of two teenage girls, whose unbreakable bond carries them through good and bad times. We watch them grow and navigate their friendship all the way to their forties, when one of them is a successful daytime talk show host, while the other one is a housewife trying to get back on her feet after a divorce.
Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke play lead roles, while Ben Lawson, Beau Garrett, Ali Skovbye, Roan Curtis, Yael Yurman, and Ignacio Serricchio round out the supporting cast. Maggie Friedman created the series for Netflix, drawing inspiration from Kristin Hannah’s novel.
Firefly Lane premiered on Netflix in 2021 and attracted 49 million viewers in its first 28 days on the platform, in addition to topping Nielsen ratings for its first two weeks. The supersized second season will feature 16 episodes. The first nine will hit Netflix on December 2, while the remaining seven will premiere sometime in 2023.