Friday Night Lights Movie: No Go, Peter Berg Says

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There will be no movie of the show that was based on a movie that was based on a book.

Peter Berg finally made that clear over the weekend.

Following a great deal of back and forth over whether or not a new Friday Night Lights movie would be made, the producer told in an interview:

“There’s not gonna be a movie. We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t; I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.”

Our Favorite Coach

Connie Britton has expressed interest in the past of reprising her beloved role of Tami Taylor on the big screen, but star Kyle Chandler has always been hesitant.

“My general attitude about Friday Night Lights is, it was a great movie with Billy Bob [Thorton, who starred in the original film] and it was a great TV show,” Chandler told MTV News last year. “They ended it at exactly the right time and in exactly the right way, as well.”

We couldn't adore this series more, but we also can't help but agree.

Forget going to the theater to see Coach Taylor and company. You can sit back and watch Friday Night Lights online right here and now instead.

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Friday Night Lights Quotes

"When Jason Street went down the first game of the season, everybody wrote us off. Everybody. And yet here we are at the championship game. Forty thousand people out there have also written us off. But there are a few out there who still believe in you."

Eric Taylor

We will all at some time in our lives, fall. Life is so very fragile, we are all vulnerable, and we will all at some point in our lives, fall, we will all fall.
We must carry this in our hearts, that what we have is special, that it can be taken from us, and that when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will all be tested.
It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves.

Eric Taylor

Friday Night Lights Music

  Song Artist
Muzzle of bees Muzzle of Bees Wilco iTunes
Song Evergreen The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song Bang a Gong (Get it On) T. Rex