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Jason Street Will Play Coach Taylor In New 'Friday Night Lights' Musical

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From the makers of The Unauthorized O.C. Musical comes The Unauthorized Friday Night Light Musical. (Can The Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Musical be far behind?)

Crucially, Scott Porter, who played star quarterback-turned-sports agent Jason Street in the TV series, will be playing Coach Taylor. Kyle Chandler made the character iconic in the TV series (and somehow I totally forgot Billy Bob Thornton was coach in the 2004 movie). Here's a sneak peek of what that might look like:

The player is now the coach... @nbcfnl's @ScottPorter is Coach Taylor in the Unauthorized #FNLMusical! pic.twitter.com/V0p5eLOUCo

— #FNLMUSICAL (@TheFNLMusical) November 24, 2015

The musical was announced by Sucker Punch Productions on their lively Twitter feed. The writers will be Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin—the same duo behind the other musicals. It will be coming to Los Angeles for one-night only, but we're not quite sure which night that is. Sometime in 2016, they say:

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Deadline notes that Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair attended the company's version of The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions at Rockwell in May. So there may be other reasons to attend besides a burning desire to see the drama in Dillon, Texas set to song.