Coach Taylor Puts All Those ‘Friday Night Lights’ Movie Rumors to Rest

Ever since Friday Night Lights ended its spectacular five-season run in 2011, rumors of a movie (…unrelated to the 2004 Billy Bob Thornton film of the same name, that is) haven’t ever stopped—that is, until now.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kyle Chandler, who played the indispensible Coach Eric Taylor, confirmed the sad news: It’s not going to happen, folks.

“It ended so well, it ended beautifully,” he told the magazine. “And I was more than happy for it to end when it did, because you couldn’t have gone much further.”

Chandler did, however, also throw in a few especially fond memories of filming FNL that will fill any Tami Taylor or Tim Riggins fan with joy:

“I liked giving those locker-room speeches,” Chandler says. “This sort of collective energy would happen. It was a little scary going into them because I don’t know what made that magic happen. But it was some sort of outside force—the Clear Eyes, Full Hearts came into the room, and allowed everyone to go to Brigadoon.”

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