It looks like it’s the beginning of the end for Friday Night Lights.
EW reports that the fifth and final season of the football drama will premiere on Wednesday, October 27th on DirecTV. There’s no word yet when the last 13 episodes will be aired on NBC.
The site’s Michael Ausiello recently interviewed series stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton about their time on FNL. Here’s what they have to say about the end.
Are you both satisfied with how the relationship played out in the final episode?
CHANDLER: Oh, yeah. To have us shooting each other at the exact same moment and then the screen going black. That was genius.
BRITTON: It really is amazing.
CHANDLER: I loved that.
BRITTON: And then it’s incredible that he dies and I live. I think it’s just so fitting.
CHANDLER: Good going, Connie; you just gave away the end of the show.
BRITTON: I’m sure they would have done spoilers.
CHANDLER: We should do a remake of The War of the Roses, you and I, except it would be reality TV.
All joking aside, are you happy with how things ended?
BRITTON: Yes. I thought we got to play some stuff in the end that we hadn’t gotten to play yet in the show. It was very interesting and exciting. I think the last two episodes — not just for our stuff but for everybody—were so great. A lot of characters came back, and they felt like a very true end to the world of Dillon that we had created.
CHANDLER: I absolutely think we went out with a touch of class.
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