Friday Night Lights has been an on and off success story for more than a decade. It started with a bestselling book (which we highly recommend), then became a mediocre movie based on a novel, which lead to a far superior tv series based on the film, and now it has come full circle with newly revealed details about a film based on the TV series.
Connie Britton, former FNL star and current Nashville actress, told Ladies Home Journal in a new interview that a feature based on the hit series is in the pipeline, stating, “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.”
While this news is exciting for fans who have been waiting for an update on the film’s progress since Executive Producer Peter Berg told HuffPost he was “nearly complete” with the script, it doesn’t erase the memory of actor Scott Porter telling EW earlier this summer that there was a “50/50 chance” of the film actually happening. “I’m so scared we would never be able to top the show,” said Porter. “And I wouldn’t want what we did together tarnished in any way.”
We don’t want to get fans’ hopes up, so we’ll end this post with a final comment lined with positivity. During a recent cast reunion at the ATX Television Festival, FNL producer David Hudgens commented on the promise of a movie with the following:
“I will say that we can dream the dream; there have been talks about making a movie of the series. 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.”
We’re continuing to follow this story and will update you when more information is made available. Comment below and let us know if you think a second Friday Night Lights movie is a good idea.