Here’s some news that’ll make Friday Night Lights fans say “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose”! Taylor Kitsch, who played Tim Riggins on the beloved NBC series, has signed on to star and executive produce a new untitled drama from HBO. The series marks the second pair up for Kitsch and HBO as he also starred in season two of True Detective.
According to Variety, the series will follow Kitsch as “Chris Klug, a young, family-oriented, drug dealer who catches the wrong end of a bad batch of dope that leaves him in a temporary vegetative state. He discovers that it was no accident and someone close to him was, in fact, trying to take him out. The story will be told through flashbacks and Chris’ present-day purgatory.”
Sons of Anarchy writer John Barcheski created the series and will serve as writer and executive producer. The Cleaner’s Robery Munic will also executive produce and serve as showrunner. Matt Shakman, who has directed episodes of Game of Thrones, Fargo, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, will direct and executive produce as well.
Taylor Kitsch had his breakout role on Friday Night Lights, which ran on NBC from 2006-2011. After the series wrapped he took his talent to the big screen to star in films such as The Covenant, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter, and Battleship. He also starred in season two of True Detective alongside Vince Vaugh. Most recently he starred as cult leader David Koresh in Paramount Network’s critically acclaimed series Waco. Up next, Kitsch will appear with Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman in 17 Bridges, which follows a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
What do you think about Kitsch’s new show? It sounds like the perfect fit for the HBO catalog. Let us know!