'Friday Night Lights' Show-Runner Jason Katims Next to Adapt 'About A Boy' For TVKevin Fitzpatrick |
Clear eyes and full hearts may not be able to lose, but it sounds like 'Friday Night Lights' fans are going to have to keep their Panthers jerseys hung up a bit longer, as instead of the long-awaited movie, series show-runner Jason Katims is headed back to TV with another book/movie combination in mind. The acclaimed director will next take 2002 Hugh Grant vehicle 'About A Boy' to an NBC series, but will the premise be sustainable as a long-running show?
According to Deadline, 'Friday Night Lights' fans both reasons to celebrate and reasons to pout, as show-runner and director Jason Katims will be returning to what he does best. No, that isn't a return to 'Friday Night Lights' for the long-awaited movie, but rather adapting another movie to TV series. Katims has officially sold development of 'About A Boy' to NBC as a half-hour single-camera comedy, the same subject of a 2002 Hugh Grant film and original Nicholas Hornsby novel of the same name.
Written and executive produced by the Emmy-winning Katims, 'About A Boy' will follow the relationship between a "bachelor man-child" and the young boy who moves in next door with his quirky single mother. Katims' effort is actually the second attempt to adapt the film for a TV series, as in 2003 FOX ordered a presentation written by Matthew Carlson and starring 'Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey.
Well, what say you? Could Jason Katims' bring his same brand of warmth to 'About A Boy,' or should he get the 'Friday Night Lights' movie off the ground already? Will you watch the new series? Give us your picks for stars in the comments!