The Dillon Panthers in tights? Friday Night Lights is the latest beloved Hollywood property to get a musical adaptation. The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical is following in the footsteps of The O.C. and Cruel Intentions shows that came before it this past year.
Sucker Love Productions, the company behind those two cult classic musicals, announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24, that FNL would be hitting the stage. Even more exciting is the company’s casting for the lead role of Coach Taylor, which was originated by actor Kyle Chandler in the series.
Scott Porter, who played paralyzed former quarterback Jason Street, will portray Coach Taylor in the musical.
“The player is now the coach… @nbcfnl’s @ScottPorter is Coach Taylor in the Unauthorized #FNLMusical!” the musical’s handle captioned a Dubsmash video of Porter, 36, reciting Coach Taylor’s famous team motto, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”
— #FNLMUSICAL (@TheFNLMusical) November 24, 2015
The much-missed series about a high school football team in Texas ran for five seasons on NBC and DirecTV, and, in addition to Porter and Chandler, also starred Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Zach Gilford, Adrianne Palicki, and Minka Kelly.
“Much like #TheOCMusical before it, The Unauthorized #FNLMusical will feature songs from its five season run!” the musical’s Twitter handle added.
The show will be performed in Los Angeles in 2016.
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