Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Mar 31, 2011

FX Courting Kyle Chandler


In February. we learned Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book Powers would get the TV series treatment at FX. Written by Charles H. Eglee (The Shield) and to be directed by Michael Dinner (director of pilots for Justified and Sons of Anarchy), the series is a police procedural set in a world where superpowers are relatively common. It centers on two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, in a Homicide department that deals with cases involving “powers” (people with superpowers). Now Deadline reports Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights is being courted to lead the new drama series. Apparently he won’t actually decide on the role until he reads a new draft of the script (from the actor’s own notes).

Mar 30, 2011

Is FNLs Coach Taylor Getting Powers?

Is  FNL 's Coach Taylor Getting  Powers ?

... Actor Kyle Chandler has spent the last five years under the radar even though he's one of the best actors in television (his Emmy nomination . Fortunately as Coach Eric Taylor on DirecTV/NBC's criminally underwatched Friday Night Lights, his performance didn't go unnoticed by casting agents. Chandler is currently being pursued by FX to play the lead in its upcoming series Powers, based on a comic that sees a pair of cops investigating crimes in a world populated by superheroes. This is a perfect fit for Chandler, and if he says yes, FX will be the home of both Taylors--the actress who played his former on-screen wife, Connie Britton, is booked for the new secret project from Ryan Murphy called American Horror Story. [TV Line]

Kyle Chandler Could Get 'Powers' for FX

It looks like FX is staging the Friday Night Lights reunion we all want. Sorta. Just a couple of weeks after announcing that Connie Britton would head to the cable network to lead Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story comes word that her former on-screen husband, Kyle Chandler, is interested in Powers.

The potential new series is about a detective team who try to solve crimes in a world where superpowers are commonplace. Powers is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

According to TVLine, Chandler has given his own notes on the script, and if they're incorporated he might be inclined to return to the small screen sooner rather than later; he'll co-star in Super 8 this summer.

FX eyes Chandler for 'Powers' - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

Kyle Chandler

FX is courting Kyle Chandler for the lead role in its drama pilot "Powers. The "Friday Night Lights" star had a meeting with the cabler's execs recently and is considering the role. Thesp was heavily sought after by broadcasters during pilot season and is likely to be fielding numerous other offers. Sources emphasize that Chandler had made no commitment to "Powers" beyond the initial meeting.

Pilot, based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, centers on a pair of detectives who deal with cases involving people with superpowers. Script was written by Charles "Chic" Eglee and Michael Dinner directed the pilot. Sony Pictures Television is producing while Circle of Confusion is the shingle behind "Powers." Dinner and Eglee are set to exec produce.

Chandler is coming off a highly acclaimed five-season run as Coach Eric Taylor in "Friday Night Lights," which is set to conclude on NBC this spring. The Peacock, which was on the brink of canceling the show after season two, shared production costs with DirecTV to allow the show to continue. He's set to co-star in Paramount's bigscreen thriller "Super 8," from writer-director J.J. Abrams. Pic is due in theaters June 10.

If Chandler lands the role, that would mean both he and "Friday Night Lights" co-star Connie Britton would be at FX. She is toplining the pilot "The American Horror Story" from "Glee" exec producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

FX eyes Chandler for 'Powers' - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

Mar 26, 2011

FNL Stars to Attend Local Gala

Kyle ChandlerCoach Eric Taylor himself — tops the long list of actors planning to attend a gala local screening of the first two episodes of the Texas football drama's fifth and final season. (The season actually bows on NBC at 7 p.m. April 15.) The event will be held the night of April 22 at the JW Marriott-San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. It will benefit Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, a favorite cause of the “Lights” cast and crew.

Mar 17, 2011

An Audience with Kyle Chandler

One of the most unforgettable performances I’ve ever seen on television is award-winning actor Kyle Chandler’s performance as the ill-fated bomb squad leader on the medical series, Grey’s Anatomy. It was riveting and earned Chandler the first of two Emmy nominations.

An Audience with Kyle Chandler

Chandler’s second nomination came last year for his work as Coach Eric Taylor on the critically-acclaimed TV series, Friday Night Lights, which wrapped production recently after five seasons.
I had the chance to meet Chandler last year when I was seated next to him at a dinner and learned that he is as down-to-earth and gracious as he is talented. When I found out that he would be accepting The Star of Texas Award for Friday Night Lights at this month’s Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, I had to ask for an audience with Kyle Chandler.

An Audience with Kyle Chandler

Mar 8, 2011

Television Academy Honors to Hail 8 TV Programs 'with a Conscience'

On May 5, the fourth annual Television Academy Honors will salute eight programs that have demonstrated the ability of TV to significantly improve people's lives and attitudes. The star-studded event will be hosted by Dana Delany ("Body of Proof") at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The eight programs exemplifying "TV with a conscience" were aired by ABC, DirecTV, ESPN, HBO, NBC and Showtime and in syndication and deal with such important issues as sexual abuse and assault, racism, mental health and trauma, teen pregnancy, autism, living with a life-threatening disease and good nutrition in the fight against childhood obesity. Below are descriptions of the eight TV programs from the news release issued by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

"Friday Night Lights: I Can't"– One of America's most acclaimed family drama series tackles a difficult situation that teens and adults face every day: unwanted pregnancy. As Becky (Madison Burge) faces a heartbreaking decision and seeks support, information and advice from friends and total strangers, the episode delves into the human emotion surrounding abortion with honesty and grace, never succumbing to the politically charged emotion that usually overwhelms the dialogue around this controversial issue.