Peter Berg Says There Won’t Be a New FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Movie

     December 9, 2013

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Friday Night Lights is sure to go down in history as one of the greatest TV dramas of all time, but fans have been clamoring for just a bit more since the NBC show’s series finale in 2011.  Executive producer Peter Berg and many FNL castmembers have been teasing the possibility of a Friday Night Lights movie for the past few years now.  Though the show initially began as a spinoff of Berg’s Billy Bob Thornton-fronted 2004 film of the same name, this proposed new film would follow Kyle Chandler’s Coach Taylor and Connie Britton’s Tami Taylor.

Steve recently had a chance to speak with Berg in anticipation of his upcoming feature directorial effort Lone Survivor, and during the course of their conversation he provided an update on the status of the Friday Night Lights movie by saying it’s most likely not going to happen.  Hit the jump for more.

peter-berg-friday-night-lightsSpeaking with Steve, Berg revealed that the Friday Night Lights movie probably won’t come to fruition, adding that his feelings on the prospect of the movie have changed:

“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.”

While fans understandably want to spend more time with the Taylors, Friday Night Lights ended on a pitch perfect note with its series finale, which felt like a very fitting sendoff for the characters.  Chandler had been a bit more apprehensive about the prospect of a FNL movie than some of the other cast members, and it would appear that Berg has now come around to the same line of thought.

Look for Steve’s full interview with Berg on Collider soon.

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