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?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
There truly is a heaven.
Loser on Jul 15, 2011
Bcopes11 on Jul 15, 2011
It's a great show, but it is nowhere near popular enough (even domestically) to be a viable development property. Add to that the fact that the NFL only gets play in the US. It's international prospects would be goddamn dreadful.
Lebowski on Jul 16, 2011
I am from Odessa Texas, the city that Permian high is from in the original F.N.L. The show is nothing but an abortion of ideas that do not hold true to the TRUE story that is Friday Night Lights. Yes it was one season in football history, but the kids that lived it will remember it forever. The memory of what went down does not need to be tarnished by a movie of some sit-com that really has nothing in common with the true story.
Jesse590 on Jul 16, 2011
The show is fantastic...who cares how close it is to the story of your town...the show takes place in Dillon...not Odessa....you're confusing the show for the movie.
Geoffrey Shauger on Jul 16, 2011
OMG!!!!!! i'm sorry to quote you but really... "there truly is a heaven"
lukreto on Jul 16, 2011
So they want to make a movie based on a tv show based on a movie based on a book? Multiple adaptations confuse me.
Bobamillionaire on Jul 16, 2011
Best show on TV ever. PLEASE NBC OR ANOTHER NETWORK, pickup this series next year. of course a movie would be great too.
Csmith2004 on Jul 16, 2011
It is a great TV show, watching how there are coach and help for our teens to turn to when they need help. I hate living in Houston thinking about what goes on in these schools where my kids are. I had never seen the show before and about to have surgery, saw the first season on sell. So I bought it and loved it and the second just came out so I got it too. Seen then been hooked.
Ebeasley25 on Jul 21, 2011
So sad, no more FNL show. Loved it!!! Great cast, great show!
Dhmd on Jul 23, 2011
ah, it has already been a film..........so what is the big deal here?
Rosalee on Jul 27, 2011
I could have watched the show every night !
Lottopop on Aug 1, 2011
I loved the show, and will miss it! I also could have watched it every night.
Dot1946 on Sep 22, 2011
I would REALY appreciate it if NBC could keep the show going this comments below my are 2 years old hell this article is 2 years old people loved this show and it is very upsetting that its gone . I Bett that the actors that are. On this show are crushed because they are rich but most of theme haven't had jobs since this show so if NBC or any otheir big net work television seiers see this please help me and help everyone else that miss this show .
Kaylorsullivan on Jul 1, 2013
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