'Friday Night Lights' Might Return to the Big Screen


As you may have noticed, we’re big fans of Friday Night Lights around these parts. And while we realize that are some people who already finished the fifth and final season of the show on DirecTV well before tonight’s series finale on NBC, we know that there are plenty of others who will be in mourning later tonight. Hopefully this news will give you something to live for.

According to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, the current FNL storyline may continue on the big screen. The film, which would pick up where the finale leaves off, will center on Coach Taylor and Tami, with Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton reprising their roles. “[Peter] 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,” writes Ausiello. And while he points out that going from the big screen to the small screen and back to the big screen won’t be easy, especially from a rights perspective, he seems confident that it will actually happen. Given the stalled out status of the other TV-show-to-film adaptations on our wish list (Party Down, Arrested Development, Veronica Mars), we can’t help but be skeptical. What do you think?