Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

May 14, 2012

Friday Night Lights Stars Swing for Charity

Nearly five years ago stars of the Austin-based TV series "Friday Night Lights" founded the Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic. The show's final episode aired last year, but Kyle Chandler and Brad Leland continue to host the event with a mix of sports and entertainment stars chipping in.

This weekend, they returned to the Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop for a charity event that also serves as a de facto cast reunion.

"It's going good. You don't think after the first year you're going to keep something alive, but at five years, it's a long time. There's a lot of folks from the show, too, that came out to support us this year," Chandler said.

The Golf Classic and accompanying poker tournament benefits victims of severe spinal cord injuries though Gridiron Heros and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.
After five seasons the "Friday Night Lights" cast moved on to other projects but rumblings from Hollywood say a new movie could pick up where the TV show ended.

Chandler was tight-lipped about the development. Leland is optimistic that there's more to the story.

"They'll have to gather a large group together to make that happen and, of course, I think we all would. If it were a great script everybody would love to come back and do it again," Leland said.
Both Chandler and Leland still live in Texas where production of both the TV series and original "Friday Nights Lights" movie production were based.

"It would have to be done in Austin. The people of Austin were the people of Dillon and we would have to have that. I can't wait," Leland said. "I think they'll do it, but who knows?"

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