'Friday Night Lights' EP Peter Berg targets wider audience with 'Prime Suspect,' talks film continuation


Executive producer and director Peter Berg was conspicuously quiet during the Television Critics Association summer press tour panel for his new series, a reboot of '90s UK mini "Prime Suspect." And when he did finally chime in, it was to talk about his dearly departed "Friday Night Lights," which recently ended its five-season run on NBC. Calling his time on "FNL" "extremely rewarding and frustrating," Berg insists that character-based storytelling in his new venture won't get in the way of finding a wider audience."What we learned from 'Friday Night Lights' is that it's great to have all that, but let's give them a really gruesome murder in each episode," he says. "Let's be clever about how we solve it, but lets make sure we solve it." Speaking of the former's recent finale, which aired for a second time on NBC after completing its run on DirecTV, Berg noted how odd it was to have...



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