Anthony Ames has been busy filming a recurring role on Firefly Lane, which is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated series coming to Netflix in 2020.
The series was first announced in February 2019 with Netflix ordering 10 episodes.
It’s an adaptation of the novel from the prolific author Kristin Hannah.
The book was first released in 2013 and has since been rereleased. It’s a New York Times Best Seller and winner of countless awards.
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Suits” star Katherine Heigl has been cast as one of the leads in the upcoming series.
Heigl will play the role of Tully Hart, who is described as a magnetic, ambitious and fiercely loyal woman. The show revolves around Tully and Kate, who meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends through 30 years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. However, when an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the pair goes their separate ways and it’s unclear whether they will ever be able to reconcile.
The actress is also coming on board as an executive producer, alongside Stephanie Germain and Lee Rose. Maggie Friedman will write, showrun and executive produce the 10-episode series. Original author Hannah serves as a co-executive producer. Friedman was previously a writer-producer on “Dawson’s Creek”, “Witches of East End”, and, more recently, the CW’s “No Tomorrow”.
Peter O’Fallon will direct and executive produce the first episode.
“Firefly Lane” will represent the third adaptation of Hannah’s novels currently in production, with “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone” both on the slate at TriStar Pictures. The latter is being directed by Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” producer Michelle MacLaren.
|Here’s how Netflix describes the project:
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.
Netflix has yet to confirm the release date for Firefly Lane.