‘Friday Night Lights’ Star Connie Britton Doesn’t Think Show Will Have a Reboot

by Samantha Whidden

Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton is sharing her thoughts about the hit series ever getting an actual reboot.

Friday Night Lights is a sports drama series that follows the lives of Dillion Panthers and the team’s head, Eric Taylor. Kyle Chandler starred in the series as Eric and Connie Britton played his wife, Tami Taylor. Other stars on the show included Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland, and Taylor Kitsch. The show ran from 2006 to 2011.

During her latest interview with Entertainment Tonight, Connie Britton explains while a Friday Night Lights reunion will definitely happen, she just doesn’t see the producers going back into the story. 

“I heard inklings a few years ago that they were gonna make another Friday Night Lights,” Connie explained. She also says that the franchise already has a movie and series. “If they were to do it again, with a whole different  iteration of it, I think it would be sort of odd.”

Connie does say she thinks it would be nice to see the Friday Night Lights star couple, Coach Taylor and Tammy 15 years later. She doesn’t see her and the show’s cast going back into the stories or the characters’ lives. She does say that the coach and Tami do work out and their bond is tight. 

Kyle Chandler & Connie Britton Recall Time on the Set of ‘Friday Night Lights’ 

In a 2020 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Britton and Chandler sat down to discuss their time on Friday Night Lights. Britton chats about meeting Chandler for the first time. “He was sitting in his trailer, listening to some goofy radio station. And I think we immediately start making a funny joke or something.”

“It took about two or three minutes to get a feel for what kind of person she was,” Chandler explains about his Friday Night Light co-star. “Because I think it’s safe to say we’re both people persons.”

Britton describes ending Tami’s story as weird. “I feel like it’s been a rollercoaster,” Britton says. “I feel like we were ripped from each other by circumstance.”

Chandler chimes in by stating, “Since the show’s been over, everything in my personal life has been moving at such a fast pace. I don’t really think I’ve sat back and acknowledged the fact that we’re not just on hiatus.”

Chandler then says the one thing that he and Connie didn’t get to do was go out and drink a half bottle of whiskey together and reminisce about the old times and really mourn the “professional relationship” they had on the show. “So I don’t think it’s sunk in completely for me.”

Netflix recently announced on Tuesday (July 21st) all five seasons of Friday Night Lights will be returning to the streaming service’s platform (for the U.S.) on August 1st.