NBC's 'Friday Night Lights' TV Show Could Continue On With a Movie
What's this? Friday Night Lights, the hit NBC TV show which is coming to an end tonight, might find life after death? Now this may just be a marketing trick to get even us to mention this show, but hey, it's news. A tweet written by Bill Simmons kicked things off, saying: "Peter Berg told us he wants to do an FNL movie with Chandler/Britton off the final episode." So there you go, but it may just be more buzz as he added, "we didn't put it in the oral history." Now Deadline has confirmed the news, adding that Berg is "trying to put together a second movie with the principal cast of the series, which would pick up where the show left off."
Apparently there's actually some validity to this and a film could be in the works. SlashFilm points out that TV Line dug a bit deeper and found out that "it's no pipe dream. Berg, who directed the original feature and shepherded the NBC series with exec producer Jason Katims, is working behind the scenes to make it a reality." Interesting. And with that Deadline follow-up, it sounds like this could happen, but it's also perfectly timed with the finale. Don't forget that Peter Berg directed the Friday Night Lights movie in 2004 that started this all anyway, so he's definitely a very big proponent of the series and would be perfect one to bring this to the big screen. What is he directing after Battleship anyway? Why not jump directly into this.
For those that are fans, enjoy the finale tonight. Otherwise, we'll keep watch for any updates regarding this Friday Night Lights movie, which as they said, "would pick up where the show left off." Excited for this?