Scott Porter may have a new show premiering next month, but that doesn't mean he's ready to move away from Dillon, Texas.
News of a movie spin-off of television's "Friday Night Lights" (based on a movie based on a book, based on something that happened in real life, of course) has been circling ever since the show finished its run on NBC a few weeks ago, and they've reached a fever pitch now that creator Peter Berg has confirmed a film in the works.
But who will be starting this game and who will be sitting on the bench?
Of course, that remains unclear, but, despite his new gig on "Hart of Dixie," Porter would love to return to the fictional town that jumpstarted his career.
"If there’s a movie, it would be amazing to come back and say hi to everybody, because we are a family," he told NextMovie exclusively during San Diego Comic-Con, where he was promoting his voice gig with the upcoming Activision videogame, "X-Men: Destiny," out in late September. "We did something that nobody thought we could and it was a special bond we all had. So I’d love to work with them again.
"I’d love to sit in that chair again because Jason Street made a huge impact on my life."
Waxing both poetic and sentimental, the erstwhile No. 6 added, "I think 'Friday Night Lights' was something special that left an indelible mark on the frontier of television and I think it should be celebrated at the end… We were a little show, we never had a big viewership but stayed on air strictly because of the quality. And that's what we were set up to do."
And that's surely what a movie would be. In other words, football fans, "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" hope for an "FNL" movie.