It came as a surprise to many when it was confirmed that the one and only, Katherine Heigl will be a part of popular series, Suits. The next thing we know, she became a series regular for the penultimate and now, the final season.
And while Suits will be getting over real soon, the actress has already bagged an important role in yet another series. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix's adaptation of Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane has roped in Heigl to play one of the two leads.
She will play the role of Tully Hart, one of the two women at the center of the story based on Kristin Hannah's novel. She'll also serve as an executive producer of the 10-episode series.
Heigl's Tully is described as magnetic, ambitious and fiercely loyal — a force of nature. Firefly Lane revolves around Tully and Kate, 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.
Maggie Friedman (Witches of East End, No Tomorrow) is adapting the novel and will serve as showrunner. She executive produces with Heigl, Stephanie Germain, and Lee Rose. Hannah is a co-exec producer. Peter O'Fallon (UnReal) will direct and executive produce the first episode.