Kyle Chandler Ponders on Life After 'Friday Night Lights'
Kyle Chandler Ponders on Life After 'Friday Night Lights'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Although Friday Night Lights is considered an acclaimed series that has defied many expectations of what a football-themed drama would be, it hasn't really captured sufficient numbers to earn itself a sturdy spot on NBC's slate. And that's a reality lead star Kyle Chandler is dealing with right now.

Like most fans, Chandler, who plays football coach Eric Taylor, is concerned about the future of Friday Night Lights since the series has grown close to his heart.  The show is also different from any other project he's worked on.  On the other hand, the 43-year-old actor is no stranger to anxiety given that series has been on thin ice since the beginning.

"I miss it already," Chandler told the Los Angeles Times.  "As far as will the show go again next season, that's always an anxiety.  It's always going to be there whatever the project. Of course, if you don't like the project then you have the anxiety that it's going to come back.  If you really love the project you're worried that it won't come back.  My anxiety that this won't come back is definitely there.

"I can't call it one way or another," he added.  "I know this is a good TV show, and we're proud of what we're doing."

For now, Chandler is keeping his fingers crossed for a fourth season. And if that doesn't happen, Chandler says that life without Friday Night Lights will not be easy.

"Going from this style of work to another style is like going from theater to feature," Chandler explained.  "When I've gone from this onto a set where something is very stylized, where the camera angles have to be perfect and the lighting has to be perfect and the actors have to be on their marks, it's painstaking.  This is a velvet revolution we have going on down here.  There's just an intense amount of freedom and an intense amount of responsibility.”

Fans can catch the third (and possibly final) season Friday Night Lights on NBC every Friday at 9pm.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: LA Times
(Image courtesy of NBC)