Is Another Friday Night Lights Movie in the Works?
Friday Night Lights, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton
Friday Night Lights may be coming to a theater near you — again.
Executive Producer Peter Berg, who directed the original film on which the NBC series is based, confirms to TVGuide.com that he is developing a Friday Night Lights movie. A man of few words, Berg merely states, "I am," when asked if he's developing the film to continue the story of Coach and Tami Taylor (Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, respectively).
News of a possible film came out on Thursday when Grantland.com editor in chief Bill Simmons tweeted, "Peter Berg told us he wants to do an FNL movie with Chandler/Britton off the final episode."
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Friday Night Lights, which airs its series finale Friday on NBC, was adapted for television from the 2004 movie that starred Billy Bob Thornton and Britton, who reprised her role opposite Chandler when the series came to TV in 2006. The critically acclaimed series also received three Emmy nominations Thursday for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama for Chandler and Britton.
Universal Pictures, which had produced the original movie, says, "We do not currently have a FNL movie in development." So maybe they have no current plans, but we're hoping that will change soon.
Would you head to the theaters for another Friday Night Lights movie?