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Friday Night Lights: The First Season - Preview

Friday Night Lights: Season 1

Preview by Jack Foley

GET your head in the game and experience America’s most salacious drama, Friday Night Lights – The First Season comes to DVD on June 25, 2012, from Universal Pictures.

For the first time the series is presented with the critically acclaimed feature film Friday Night Lights starring Billy Bob Thornton, which then lead director Peter Berg to create this hit show.

Currently showing on Sky Atlantic, Friday Night Lights has been lauded for its realistic portrayal of small town America and the deep personal exploration of its central characters.

The launch pad for man of the moment Taylor Kitsch (Battleship, X-Men Origins, John Carter), the series also features Emmy-winning Kyle Chandler (Grey’s Anatomy, King Kong, Super 8), TV favourite Connie Britton (24, The West Wing) and the beautiful Minka Kelly (500 Days of Summer).

There’s also stand-out supporting roles from Amy Teegarden (90210, Scream 4), Jesse Plemons (Paul, Battleship) Zach Gilford (Grey’s Anatomy) and Adrianne Palicki (Supernatural).

Friday Night Lights – The First Season draws you into the heart of the action, the Pilot episode alone setting the bar for five unflinching and absorbing seasons.

Expanding on the hit 2004 feature film and best-selling book by H. G Bissinger, this award-winning series centres on life in Dillon, Texas, where high school football brings the community together – and the drama of small town life threatens to tear it apart.

Season one sees coach Eric Taylor (Chandler) and his family attempting to juggle the trials and tribulations of their family, work and community life.

In the shocking season premiere, the ‘Panthers’ all-star Quarterback Jason Street (Scott Porter – Dear John, Prom Night) suffers an injury on the field that threatens to end his football career entirely and change his life forever.

Friday Night Lights was created by Peter Berg (Prime Suspect, Battleship) and directed by Jeffrey Reiner (The Event, Surface). The series boasts executive production by Emmy-winning writer Jason Katims (Parenthood, Roswell High, The Vow) and visionary production design by Cary White (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday).

With a dream team behind-the-scenes crew and an exemplary ensemble cast Friday Night Lights – The First Season proves that football is far more than just a game.

If you’re a fan of popular drama series One Tree Hill and Brothers & Sisters, be sure to grab a copy of this one, as Friday Night Lights – The First Season is only the beginning of a fantastic five seasons of unwavering entertainment heading your way.

Don’t wait on the side-lines and be sure to score as Friday Night Lights – The First Season rockets on to DVD on June 25, 2012.

Win Friday Night Lights: The First Season on DVD

To celebrate the release of Friday Night Lights: The First Season on DVD on Monday, June 25, 2012, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. How many episodes are there in the first season of Friday Night Lights (clue, the answer is in our teen TV feature)?

Simply send the answer to Friday Night Lights S1 competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: 12
UK DVD Release: June 22, 2012