Friday Night Lights fans may yearn for more of the Dillon Panthers, but the jury’s still out among the cast as to whether a revival of the show could ever work!
Revelist caught up with a few of our favorite Friday Night Lights actors at this year’s ATX Festival and asked them whether they’d want to do a Gilmore Girls- style revival and reunite the cast for a few more episodes. While some said they’d be interested in coming back, others like Scott Porter, who played Jason Street, don’t think it’s such a good idea.
“I feel like every character had such a wonderful ending, and seeing Coach follow Tammy to Philadelphia— all of these things are perfect, and we could never improve upon it,” Porter told Revelist. “What’s the point of trying to do something if you can’t make it better?”
He’s not the only one who feels that way — both Stacey Oristano (Mindy Collette) and Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty) agreed with Porter’s sentiments.
“I feel like our cast is really split. I know Kyle and I are in the same camp,” said Oristano. “I think we told that story to perfection, and I don’t want to, in any way, blur the lines or mess it up by telling any more.”
Meanwhile, Brad Leland, who played Buddy Garrity, would definitely be on board for a revival and would love to see everyone come back.
Despite the fact that the cast couldn’t come to a consensus as to whether or not it would make sense to revisit their Friday Night Lights characters, Porter did offer up one interesting suggestion as to how the show could potentially live on.
“You have to scrap it all and start with a brand-new coach and a brand-new school in some brand-new city. But the kids would never be a part of it,” said Porter. “We all grew up.”
A Friday Night Lights reboot? We’d definitely miss all our favorite Dillon Panthers, but we’d be intrigued nevertheless!