The show is based on the book Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. In 1993, a show called Against The Grain aired for one season and the quarterback character was played by Ben Affleck. The show's producers were worried at first that Chandler was too pretty to play the part of Coach Taylor.
But he showed up to one of their first lunch meetings on a motorcycle and was "clearly hungover." Their fears were put to rest. When Berg offered Britton the role of Tami Taylor, she said, "Are you fucking kidding me?
Taylor Kitsch and Connie Britton had a mini "Friday Night Lights" reunion on Thursday night in NYC at the 6th Annual African Children's Choir Changemakers Gala.“Friday Night Lights” has been brilliant since minute one and, five seasons later, it has remained a joy to watch.
The norm for a high school show is for it to move at a rapid clip, with oodles of plotlines being thrown out and resolved each episode.
When Coach Taylor moved over to East Dillon in Season 4, almost an entirely new cast had to be formed.
Everyone who auditioned to attend East Dillon High School had to read with Kitsch. The pilot was filmed at Pflugerville Texas High School and all subsequent football scenes were filmed at Del Valle High School. Remember all-state running back Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles)? Dillon, Texas is a real town; it's just not where the show was filmed.24.
Chandler played high school football for two years, but was a self-described "bench-warmer." 31.