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FNL Movie a No-Go

Despite rumors, no more football for Friday Night Lights fans

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Taylor Kitsch on Friday Night Lights movie: No f-ing way. Courtesy of NBC/Universal
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FNL cast won't reprise rolls. Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC
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Texas forever? I guess not, Tim Riggins. 

Ever since the best show ever (aka NBC's Friday Night Lights) ended in 2011, fans have been eager for news about a possible movie. This is, of course, not referring to the first movie (itself based on H.G. Bissinger's 1990 classic book about the 1988 Permian High School Panthers from Odessa) that the television show was based on, but the second movie that would be based on the television show by the same name. Yes it's confusing.).

After news broke that Tami Taylor herself had a copy of the Peter Berg-produced FNL movie script in her possession, fans were ecstatic. Finally, we could find out if Tim Riggins built that house! If Matt and Julie ever got married! If Landry was ever indicted for that murder in season two! (Okay, bit of misstep, but it worked out.) But in the past 24 hours, it all came crashing down.

First, Berg told Collider.com, “There’s not gonna be a movie. We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t; I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.”

Okay, so maybe Berg lost hope, but we certainly haven't, right? Wrong. On Monday, Taylor Kitsch, the dreamiest of the dreamboats himself (not editorializing, just stating facts), discussed the FNL movie with New York magazine's Vulture blog, saying, "No, period. I'm not doing it. I'm never gonna be in that movie. There was already a movie! And the show ended fuckin' spot-on. We're good."

For the record, Kyle Chandler — who played Coach Eric Taylor — has pretty much always said the movie was a no-go.

This is so depressing. If you need me, I'll be at the Alamo Freeze.

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