Katherine Heigl Cast as the Lead in New Netflix Series

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Katherine Heigl will be heading to Firefly Lane.

The Suits actress has been cast as the lead character in the Netflix adaptation of the novel by Kristin Hannah.

This will mark the third novel by the American author to be made into a series or film following The Nightingale and The Great Alone.

Published in 2008, the novel centers around the decades-long friendship between two women who are torn apart by betrayal.

Heigl will be starting as one of the women, Tully Hart, who is is described as magnetic, ambitious and fiercely loyal. It has not yet been announced who will play her on-screen best friend, Kate.

In addition to starring, Heigl is also scheduled to serve as executive producer alongside Stephanie Germain, Lee Rose, and Hannah.

Former writer and producer on Dawson’s Creek, Maggie Friedman, will act as showrunner and writer on the project.

While no release date has been announced as yet, Peter O’Fallon will direct the first episode.