I don’t love musicals. I maxed out when my parents took me to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Chicago when I was just a little guy, and I always try to leave church when I hear it’s going to be a “musical” sermon.
But this is something I can get behind. Per Rolling Stone, there’s an unauthorized Friday Night Lights musical in the works that’s coming to LA, because none of us were content enough with the franchise only existing in book, movie, and television form. They went on to describe some of the details, which were way more legit than I anticipated when I read the word “unauthorized.”
The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical will be based primarily on the beloved NBC series, which ran between 2006 and 2011. The show will even feature series star Scott Porter — who played golden boy quarterback Jason Street — as Coach Taylor (originally portrayed by Kyle Chandler).
Street even confirmed this on Twitter by way of the musical’s Twitter account, @TheFNLMusical.
— #FNLMUSICAL (@TheFNLMusical) November 24, 2015
I almost just fist-pumped through my screen. Last Friday, I went out to dinner with a group of people and we spent the majority of dinner discussing our favorite parts of the series. We can only hope that some unsolved issues get sorted out, such as why Coach T never taught Street how to tackle, how Tyra was actually dating a dude like Landry, and (spoiler alert) why the series ended with Coach leaving Texas (which I’m still not okay with).
Lets just hope there’s no appearance from Landry’s band, Crucifictorious, because they always kind of sucked. .
[via Rolling Stone]