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Everything We Know About the Impossibly Cool 'Friday Night Lights' Musical

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | November 24, 2015 | Comments ()

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | November 24, 2015 |


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Earlier today, some big news was dropped on the world.

Friday Night Lights the musical! Now, before you make those reasonable assumptions based on the word “unauthorized,” know that this is no Lifetime Channel Saved By the Bell crap. The show is the creation of a group called Sucker Love Productions, which has put on a couple of fantastic productions, like The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions and this staged reading of The Unauthorized O.C. Musical:

The FNL show will premiere in Los Angeles sometime in 2016, date and venue still TBA. (Though you can follow them on Twitter or on their website.)

It really does seem like they know what we want, doesn’t it?

One piece of mega awesome news is that the musical will use songs from the show.

Which means only one thing, really. “Devil Town” or GTFO.

All of this sounds pretty cool, right? Well, there’s one more bit of news that blows everything else right out of the water, excitement-wise. The musical’s Coach Taylor has already been cast, and while I know we’d all love a Kyle Chandler/Connie Britton reunion, that was going to be unlikely. His successor, however, may be the next best (and much weirder) thing.

Yes! In a crazy, meta move that has Inceptioned my brain, Jason Street is now Coach Taylor. That’s it, I’m starting my Mae Whitman for Tami Taylor campaign now.

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