Friday Night Lights Musical

Friday Night Lights to Become Musical (and Guess Who's Playing Coach?)

Friday Night Footlights?

Coach, Mrs. Coach, Saracen, Riggins and the rest of the Friday Night Lights crew are going to sing for their scrimmage when a musical version of the former NBC series takes the stage in Los Angeles in 2016.

The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical, from the people behind this year’s Unauthorized O.C. Musical, will happen in California next year. The show tweeted the news Tuesday.

Even better for all you Jason Street fans out there: Scott Porter has accepted the role of Coach Eric Taylor in the musical — a gig he celebrated via this Dubsmash.

Per E! Online, the FNL songfest is produced by Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, who were behind the unauthorized O.C. and Cruel Intentions musicals staged on the West Coast earlier this year. Ross, Rosin and Cruel Intentions movie writer/director Roger Kumble also have a Cruel sequel series in the works at NBC.

Which other FNL alumni would you like to see take part in the musical? Who else would you cast in the roles? Clear eyes, full hearts, hit the comments!

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Kleenex anyone?

  2. mooshki says:

    Remember the episode of Psych where Freddie Prinze Jr. played the super-nerd hiding behind a jock facade? I think it must have been based on Scott Porter. I’ve loved him extra extra since he kicked butt on Geeks Who Drink.

    • MelindaB says:

      Please, please let this be filmed and put on DVD. I love Scott Porter the more I see him IRL. Have you seen him beat-boxing?

      Can Zachary Levi be in this? Maybe as Buddy Garrity?

    • Skyler says:

      The fact that you mentioned Psych and Freddie Prinze Jr. shows that you have good taste. #OkBye

  3. Diz says:

    There’s only 1 Coach Eric Taylor, not some wannabe.

  4. MA says:

    No, no, no, no. Just no.

  5. B says:

    Not sure about the musical treatment, but Scott Porter does seem like the perfect choice to take over as Coach.

  6. Winter says:

    That’s amazing I wish I could see these musicals.