Friday Night Lights fans, October 28 is the date to remember. That's when the show returns for its fourth season, on DirecTV from 9pm.
Lots of stuff happening, of course: graduation for some of the Panthers, a handful of new faces, and Dillon being split into two school districts. And that's the stuff I managed to remember.
E! Online talked to the show's runner, Jason Katims, and got him to reveal a handful of details about the upcoming season. I'll keep them pretty short. Oh, and if you don't want spoilers, don't look!
Taylor's staying in Dillon, but in a good way. "He might be one of the few people who end up in Dillon, but not in the way that 'He never got out of the small town,' but more in a way that "He loves that town and wants to embrace it.,'" Katims said. "That's partly the direction we're going in."
Riggins will be struggling a bit after not making it to college, trying to find out what he wants to do next. In the meantime, though, he helps out with Eric coaching the Lions, who are "striving for mediocrity". The focus this season will be on the Lions.
Buddy will stick with the Panthers, but will have to face his strong bond with Eric. The school split is one thing: the changing face of the team is another. "His journey this season is about which side [he is] on," Katims said.
There will be tense moments between Eric and Tami, especially with the school split separating the couple in two different places. Although of course, we know they'll pull through like they always have.
Matt will deal with his decisions in the past season--his relationship with Julie and living with his grandmother. As for Julie, the senior will be moving on to a new chapter in her life, and Tami's got to help her along the way without being too imposing.
Lyla's returning for a couple of episodes visiting Dillon from college, and there she realizes that moving on from Riggins isn't an easy thing.
As for the new characters? Katims promises a conflict between polar opposites Vince and Luke, and we should expect some more for the new ladies of the show, Becky (Madison Burge) and Jess (Jurnee Smollett).
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