By Christina Radish
Hailed as one of the Top 10 shows of 2006 by Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, the critically acclaimed NBC drama Friday Night Lights has returned for a third season, first airing solely on Direct TV. An industry first, as part of a deal to finance the critically adored but seriously under-watched series, the 101 Network will air all 13 new episodes before their premiere on NBC in early 2009.
Expanding on the hit feature film and best-selling book, the series centers on the small rural town of
MediaBlvd Magazine> Are you excited about getting to come back for another season?
Taylor Kitsch> I am, to say the least. I’ve learned a lot. I’m just excited to play Riggs. Playing him is so much fun. The freedom we have on this show is nothing like anything I’ve ever done. To get back into the shoes of Riggs is great.
MediaBlvd> Does this new deal for Friday Night Lights even enter your head, or do you just focus on the season?
MediaBlvd> What is it like when you get a script and you see some of the interactions you’ll have? Are you always surprised?
MediaBlvd> What do you think about Riggs and Lyla being a couple?
MediaBlvd> Are you rooting for them to be together?
MediaBlvd> Is Riggs still in school and on the team?
MediaBlvd> Riggins had some tough times in Season 2. Was that challenging to play?
MediaBlvd> When you’re filming in Texas, do you have people tell you that they know someone like this guy?
MediaBlvd> Did you get a chance to do anything else during your break since last season?
MediaBlvd> Who did you play in that?
MediaBlvd> How familiar were you with Gambit before you got the part?
MediaBlvd> Is it fun to play a superhero?
MediaBlvd> Was it very different to do that, compared to the show?
MediaBlvd> Is there any common ground between Tim Riggins and Gambit?
MediaBlvd> How would you compare Friday Night Lights fans to X-Men fans?
MediaBlvd> How is he a huge influence on your life?
MediaBlvd> Would you like to do Broadway, like he has?
MediaBlvd> Is playing such different characters something that’s important to you, as an actor?