I will admit that I have only seen a handful of episodes of Friday Night Lights. This isn’t because I don’t like the show or because I have something against, but simply because it’s one of those that fell through the cracks for me. What I saw I liked. A lot. And one day I’ll get back and watch the rest of the series.
It’s possible I’ll be doing it in a marathon session leading up to a new movie version of the show. As you know, Friday Night Lights began life as a Peter Berg film, and now Berg and company are trying to bring it back to screens. From TVLine:
“We’re writing a script,” [Berg] told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour following a panel for his NBC reboot of Prime Suspect. “We’ve been meeting with [fellow FNL EP] Jason Katims for the last couple of weeks. We have a real good script idea. We want to do it. We’re very serious about doing it. We intend to do it.”
Berg added that 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. We’re very serious about wanting to do it… If all goes well, we would shoot it next year at some point.”
If he has clear eyes and a full heart Berg certainly can’t lose.