Netflix has confirmed the hit series, Firefly Lane, will end after its second series.
The show’s new season is set to launch on December 2nd when the first nine episodes will drop. Similarly to how Netflix released Stranger Things and Ozark in two parts, the remaining episodes of Firefly Lane will be aired on the streamer in 2023.
It was previously announced that the programme’s latest season will include new cast members India de Beaufort, Greg Germann, Jolene Purdy and Ignacio Serricchio. Meanwhile, Ben Lawson, Beau Garrett, Ali Skovbye, Roan Curtis and Yael Yurman will all make a return in season two.
Despite the grand plans for the second season, it won’t come back for round three. Last year, Maggie Friedman, who created the show and also serves as executive producer and showrunner, spoke about the difficulties that come with making the programme.
Friedman told Observer: “It was really complicated. In the breaking of the stories and the crafting of the episodes, it was such a puzzle because we had these different timelines—the ’70s, the ’80s, 2003—and they’re all very different from each other. They have a different feeling, but I wanted the different decades to resonate against each other thematically and to feel like they were illuminating something about what it means for this character to be 14, 24 and 43. That was the most fun part, but also the most challenging”.
She continued: “Figuring out the transitions between the decades, how you jump from one story to another. Finding the sort of macro theme for each episode because each episode has a theme, whether it’s motherhood or marriage. It was important that each decade and storyline felt distinct. We had hair, make-up, wardrobe and set design that all had to feel like the eras. I don’t envy Katie and Sarah who, on some days, had to play 24 and be in the crazy ’80s costumes and then an hour later, they’re playing the same character at 43 in a totally different era.”
However, in the same interview, Friedman also said: “I have lots of stories to tell, I have lots of answers to those questions that get asked at the end of the season.” Therefore, it seems the decision to end the show was taken out of her hands.