Warning: This article contains major spoilers for the Firefly Lane book.

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There's good and bad news for aficionados of Netflix's touching comedy-drama Firefly Lane, with the streaming service releasing the second part of season 2 this week – but it's the show's final outing.

The first half of the show's super-sized send-off is streaming now, while the remaining eight episodes will follow on Thursday 27th April.

Fans will recall that season 1 ended on a major cliffhanger, with best friends Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke) having fallen out after Tully did something unforgivable to Kate – but what?

Season 2 has so far seen Kate grapple with the painful aftermath of husband Johnny's ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully faced a lawsuit after walking away from her talkshow and had to start her career over from the bottom.

This led Tully to search for answers about who she is and where she came from – including a quest to find the father she never met, against the wishes of her mother.

We know from the recently released trailer for season 2 part 2 that it's set to be an emotional one, with part 1's cliffhanger being explored as well as Kate's cancer diagnosis, Tully's trip to Antarctica, and Kate and Theo's (Oliver Rice) romance.

If you've already binge-watched the eight episodes that landed on Netflix last December, here's the latest on the show's swan song.

Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 release date

(L to R) Sarah Chalke as Kate, Katherine Heigl as Tully in season 2 of Firefly Lane
Sarah Chalke as Kate and Katherine Heigl as Tully in season 2 of Firefly Lane. Netflix

Given that season 2, part 1 dropped in early December 2022, fans have certainly been waiting eagerly for the last batch of episodes.

Well season 2 part 2 will land on Netflix on Thursday 27th April 2023.

Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 cast

Roan Curtis as Young Kate, Ali Skovbye as Young Tully in episode 202 of Firefly Lane
Roan Curtis as Young Kate and Ali Skovbye as Young Tully in season 2 of Firefly Lane. DIYAH PERA/NETFLIX

You can expect the main Firefly Lane cast to return for the concluding half of season 2, both in scenes set in the early 2000s and in flashbacks to decades earlier.

The full cast of series regulars is as follows:

  • Katherine Heigl as Tully Hart
  • Ali Skovbye as teenage Tully
  • Sarah Chalke as Kate Mularkey
  • Roan Curtis as teenage Kate
  • Ben Lawson as Johnny Ryan, Kate's husband
  • Beau Garrett as Cloud, Tully's mother
  • Yael Yurman as Marah Ryan, Kate and Johnny's daughter
  • Ignacio Serricchio as Danny Diaz

New additions to the cast in season 2 included: India de Beaufort (as Charlotte), Greg Germann (as Benedict), and Jolene Purdy (as Justine).

Is there a Firefly Lane season 2 part 2 trailer?

Netflix released a trailer for Firefly Lane season 2 on 2nd November 2022, exactly one month prior to the launch of season 2, part 1 on the streaming platform.

You can watch the teaser above.

Last month, the platform also released a touching trailer for the final batch of episodes, which you can watch below.

Will there be a Firefly Lane season 3?

Sadly not – the show is set to end for good after the 16-episode season 2.

There's likely a good reason for that, though – author Kristin Hannah's original novel Firefly Lane, published in 2008, brings the story of Kate and Tully's friendship to a definitive end, with season 2, part 2 presumably reaching the end of that story.

What happens at the end of Firefly Lane?

From this point on, we'll be delving into major book spoilers – so fair warning, do not read beyond this point if you haven't read the Firefly Lane novel and don't want it spoiled for you!

Ready? Here we go...

In a tragic twist, the conclusion to Firefly Lane sees Kate diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. Though Tully is away on a reporting trip when Kate receives the diagnosis, she returns and heads immediately to Kate's hospital bed, with the two old friends repairing their relationship just before Kate dies.

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A follow-up novel, 2013's Fly Away, takes place in the aftermath of Kate's death and explores the impact it has on Tully, Johnny, and Kate and Johnny's daughter Marah.

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