Entertainment: Netflix Gives Firefly Lane a Big Goodbye

The new Netflix legal drama that’s on the Top 10 TV show list in 58 countries

  The new Netflix legal drama that’s on the Top 10 TV show list in 58 countries For two weeks now following its debut on the streamer on August 26, the Netflix legal drama Partner Track has claimed a spot on the platform’s weekly global Top 10 TV ranking. The show debuted to less-than-stellar reviews from critics and viewers (56% and 51% scores on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively), but the viewership data nonetheless tells a different story. Because not only has the show, starring Arden Cho as a first-generation Korean American and the first lawyer in her family, garnered enough attention from viewers to make it a Top 10 Netflix show worldwide, for two consecutive weeks now.

And so it goes: Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Firefly Lane won’t be returning for a third season, but if it’s any consolation, its last season will be supersized. The series will conclude with a 16-episode second season that is set to drop in two parts. The first nine episodes will drop on December 2, and the next seven episodes will drop sometime in 2023.

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Based on the novel of the same name by Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke as unlikely best friends Tully and Kate, each on starkly different life paths. India de Beaufort, Greg Germann, Jolene Purdy, and Ignacio Serrichio are among the new cast members who will help tell the story of Tully and Kate’s long friendship, which goes through three decades of ups and downs. No wonder Netflix decided that a short sendoff wasn’t enough.

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