Peter Berg Confirms Plans for Friday Night Lights Movie

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On one hand, the series ended so perfectly. On the other... who could possibly not get excited about more of Coach, Mrs. Coach, clear eyes and really full hearts?

At yesterday's session of the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, Friday Night Lights producer Peter Berg confirmed plans to turn take this drama to the big screen. He told reporters:

"We have a real good script idea... We’re very serious about doing it. We intend to do it... [the] goal would be to focus the film around Kyle and Connie and bring [in] some new characters and then bring in some of our familiar faces. We have, I think, a really fresh, very original take on it."

Tim at Home

Is there more out there for Tim Riggins and company?

Berg said he hopes to begin filming in the next year.

It's hard to imagine how a show that specialized in subtly and nuance could deliver the same kind of raw emotion to a movie theater. But it's also hard not to trust the people involved.

Do you wanna see a Friday Night Lights feature film?

 

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no better show to bring to viewers like myself and many others the show had so much to give and many tools to use in are everyday life so please bring FNL back

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PLEASE BRING FNL TO THE BIG SCREEN AND.......BACK TO TV AS WELL.... ITS NOT THE SAME TV WITHOUT IT....

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I love FNL. I have seen all seasons and getting ready to watch it again. I was disappointed it ended I would love to see more but if I can't have that I look forward to the movie.

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I feel as though I know these characters personally and miss them terribly! How I wish my son would have a coach like Coach! I would absolutely love to see a FNL movie...please Mr. Berg!

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Well, thank god for the internet!
i have become addicted to FNL, and i couldn't think of a better idea to remember these characters than making a movie. the best news ever. at least the movie would be worldwide also, so we can watch it in England too!

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I wish they would continue the series, like they do days of out lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I`m beyond excited. We have all 5 series on DVD.... we have to wait ages here in the UK but so worth it. It`s brilliant news
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Well I for one am seriously excited however now I will be waiting very impatiently for fnl to hit the big screen.this is arguably the best series ever why would anyone not want more?i will be waiting in line for this one were i'd be very content to wait for other movies to make it to dvd,on-demand or red box but not one like this were I have an attachment to the story already and wanted more as soon as I saw the finale

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Well I for one am seriously excited however now I will be waiting very impatiently for fnl to hit the big screen.this is arguably the best series ever why would anyone not want more?i will be waiting in line for this one were i'd be very content to wait for other movies to make it to dvd,on-demand or red box but not one like this were I have an attachment to the story already and wanted more as soon as I saw the finale

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Best news ever !!!!! I'm super excited ! FNL is my favorite tv show. I trust Peter Berg and his team, they made a wonderful job for five years, so why wouldn't they with a movie ?

Friday Night Lights Quotes

Billy: Texas Forever.
Tim: Texas Forever.

"I think we should have sex."

Julie 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
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