Yet another coup for Netflix! The hottest new network on the block has just snagged in-demand Friday Night Lights alum Kyle Chandler for a 13-episode psychological thriller, headed up by the creators of the FX/DirectTV hit Damages. Yep, Coach Taylor is heading back to TV (well, sort of).
Since FNL ended in 2011, Kyle has kept busy with small but important parts in major award-winning films like The Wolf of Wall Street, The Spectacular Now, Argo, and Zero Dark Thirty. But the actor couldn’t stay away from the small-screen, and after reviewing a ton of pilot offers, he’s settled on up-and-comers Netflix.
And who can blame him after their success last year with House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. The web streaming network is clearly on a roll, and by the sounds of this new show, they may have another hit on their hands. According to Deadline, the as yet untitled series focuses on a family of adult siblings whose “secrets and scars are revealed when the black sheep oldest brother returns home.”
No other casting decisions have been announced, but it’s rumored that the 48-year-old actor will play the middle brother who always takes care of everyone. Yay — no one plays a family man better than Kyle! Sigh, if only the could get Connie Britton to play his wife while she’s on a break from Nashville..
Damages’ Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, and Sony Pictures TV will write and executive produce the series. Filming begins in March in the Florida Keys.
Sounds very promising! It’s going to be nice to binge watch someone as easy on the eyes as Kyle Chandler, that’s for sure. Now, who else do we think will be joining him?
Tell us your casting ideas in the comments below!