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Katherine Heigl Lands Lead Role in Netflix Drama Firefly Lane

The Heigl renaissance continues

Rachel Paige

There was a time when Katherine Heigl was all over our televisions, and then there was a time when she was not. But we're clearly on the upside of the Heigl renaissance, because not only is the former Grey's Anatomy star coming off a two-season stint on USA's Suits, but she's about to join the Netflix family in Firefly Lane.

Not to be confused with the beloved-but-canceled Firefly, Firefly Lane is based on the Kristin Hannah novel of the same name. TVLine reports that Heigl will play Tully Hart, one of two women "who meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends throughout 30 years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. When an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart the two women go their separate ways, and it's unclear whether they'll ever be able to reconcile." The other woman, a character named Kate, has not been cast yet. Time to get the dream casting for that underway. Who do you want to see Heigl go through the ups and downs of life with?

The series is set for a 10-episode run at Netflix, and Maggie Friedman (Witches of East End) will serve as writer/showrunner/exec producer. Production and release dates have not yet been announced.

Katherine Heigl, Suits​

Katherine Heigl, Suits

USA Network, Ian Watson/USA Network