It’s been two years since the cult NBC series Friday Night Lights went off the air and fans of the show have been clamoring to see how the whole story wraps up with their favorite characters. NBC has no intentions to bring back the show and it didn’t survive on other networks, but according to lead actress Connie Britton, a movie is just around the corner.
Britton, who played Tami Taylor, the wife of high school football coach Eric Taylor, spoke about a potential movie with Ladies’ Home Journal and went as far as saying she has already read the script for the film.
“I have the script for a potential movie spin-off of ‘FNL.’ I think it’s just a matter of finding a time when everyone can do it,” Britton said, via Ladies’ Home Journal.
Director Peter Berg is expected to reprise the role he had back when he helmed the 2007 motion picture version of Friday Night Lights which spawned the television show that ran for five seasons on NBC. Should the film go into production, it would be a film adaptation of a television series that was adapted from a motion picture based off of a book written about a true story.
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However, Berg has been talking about a film adaptation of the NBC show since 2012 and there has been no updates since then. When the cast reunited at the ATX Television Festival, producer David Hudgins spoke on the possibility of a movie finale for the show.
“I will say that we can dream the dream; there have been talks about making a movie of the series,” Hudgins said, via Huffington Post. “The producers, Pete and his partners are very passionate about it. I don’t think there’s any plans for it to move forward right now. But you never say never.”
Whenever a television show goes off the air before fans are ready or one leaves an unsatisfying taste in the mouths of audiences, it’s always suggested that a film be produced. Seeing as Friday Night Lights was spawned from a movie, it makes more sense than in other cases for the story to finish things up on the big screen.