Netflix has another adaptation on the way, this time from best-seller Kristin Hannah. The video streaming service announced today that will create a scripted series based on the novel “Firefly Lane,” with Kristin Hannah serving as Executive Producer.
The company described the series in today’s announcement adding “Kate and Tully meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends throughout thirty years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments.” Netflix continued, “When an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the two women go their separate ways and it’s unclear whether they will ever be able to reconcile.”
Netflix has already ordered ten episodes for the first season, and Maggie Friedman will serve as writer, showrunner, and Executive Producer with Stephanie Germain.
If you like to read the original work before jumping into the adaptation, you can find Firefly Lane right here on Amazon.
Hannah is an award-winning, bestselling author, and has over 20 novels published in 43 languages. The author was behind the international blockbusters ‘The Nightingale’ and ‘The Great Alone,’ both of which are currently in production at TriStar Pictures with Michelle MacLaren set to direct ‘The Nightingale’ for the studio. Now with her novel Firefly Lane being adapted for Netflix, Kristin Hannah has three of her bestsellers currently in production.
Netflix stopped short of announcing a premiere window for the new series, but we will get a release date and a few casting announcements when the series starts production.
Netflix also announced the cast for its upcoming Season 2 run of the sci-fi adaptation “Altered Carbon” this week. That series is based on the classic science fiction novels by Richard K. Morgan. Anthony Mackie is returning to the series as Takeshi Kovacs, and Renée Elise Goldsberry will return to her role as Quellcrist Falconer. Chris Conner is returning as Poe, and the series is adding Simone Missick as Trepp, Dina Shihabi as Dig 301, Torben Liebrecht as Colonel Carrera; and James Saito as Tanaseda Hideki.