Make that two new faces when four familiar ones bid farewell to Dillon.Friday Night Lights
have cast Matt Lauria and Michael B. Jordan to play two new characters when the show returns to DirecTV in October, and to NBC in the summer.
And yes, as an aside, it's pretty funny that both actors' names are similar to two other celebrities. Yep, Michael Jordan and... Matt Lauer. He counts, right?
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Anyway, both will play those two feuding members of the new East Dillon squad, according to Entertainment Weekly
's Michael Ausiello. Matt, who came off the just-cancelled Lipstick Jungle
as Lindsay Price's gay assistant, will play Luke
, a pretty cocky yet charming junior who finds himself playing for Coach Taylor despite his reluctance.
On the other hand, Michael, who appeared on All My Children
and The Wire
, will play Vince
, the junior with a notorious past and a dangerous streak, who will come to odds with--you guessed it--Luke when they find themselves playing together for the Lions.
Yep, that looks like a rivalry, all right, and it looks like it'll bring Friday Night Lights
through the next two seasons, especially with the departures of Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki and Zach Gilford. Yep, both new characters are regulars. And yep, that looks good from where I am.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Images courtesy of WENN and Slam Magazine)