Clear eyes, full hearts… reunion? Fans of Friday Night Lights may be seeing a revival of the hit show sooner than they had originally anticipated.
A few weeks ago, Kyle Chandler (aka Coach Eric Taylor) was promoting the final season of his hit Netflix show, Bloodline, when he was asked about a possible FNL reunion. And according to US Weekly, Chandler seemed to be on board, but he didn’t think that his TV wife was.
“Connie Britton is the hold-out. She won’t. So, I’m not going to do it without her,” Chandler told reporters.
Clearly, this was a dagger to fans who haven’t seen a new episode of the show since it ended on February 9, 2011. But a few weeks later, when Connie Britton (aka Tami Taylor) was asked about a possible reunion while promoting her new film, Beatriz At Dinner, on The Today Show, she gave fans something to cheer about.
“Do you know, I just saw Kyle Chandler said that it’s because of me that we’re not doing a reunion,” she joked to the cameras, “I thought all this time it was because of him.”
Furthermore, she gave another glimmer of hope to fans who are dying to see a revival of the hit show.
“My feeling is, listen, if he wants to do a reunion — I love Kyle, I love the show,” she confessed. “I’m just saying, I don’t want to be the hold out here.”
She then threw the football back into Chandler’s court.
“Back to you, Kyle!”
If ever there was a time to do a reunion, the present time seems perfect for the onscreen couple. Britton recently ended her 6-year stint on the show Nashville in February when her character, Rayna James, was killed in a car wreck. She’s currently promoting her film, Beatriz At Dinner, but other than that, her next two projects, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women and The Land of Steady Habits, are already in post-production.
Chandler just completed his final season of Bloodline and also seems to have some free time in his schedule to reprise the role that earned him an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’ back in 2011. His only other projects include the film, Game Night, which he is currently filming, as well as the film Godzilla: The King of Monsters, which is in pre-production.
Since it ended, fans of Friday Night Lights have been begging producers and actors alike to put the show back on television. The show’s Facebook page shows dozens of comments from people who just want to see Tami and Eric Taylor back together again.
“Just bring the show back already! There will never be a better football tv drama!”
Another fan got angry with the FNL Facebook page for continuing to post photos of the show without any revival scheduled.
“Quit teasing us with these posts. Just bring the show back already. If Prison Break can come back, this show can definitely come back. Now that Connie Britton is off Nashville, lets do this people.”
The show ended in 2011 with Coach Taylor finally deciding to take a backseat to his wife Tami’s career and move to Philadelphia for her new job; further reiterating the fact that he was one of the most beloved and stand-up TV husbands in history.
And the last scene of the series fittingly shows Eric concluding a practice with his new football team, the Pioneers, before Tami walks on the field, kisses her husband, and asks if he’s ready to go home.
“Yeah, let’s go,” he tells her.
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