We’ve missed you, Coach Taylor! After leaving Netflix a few years ago, our favorite high school football tearjerker will make its grand comeback. Friday Night Lights is coming to Netflix this summer because, say it with us: Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!
Based on the book and movie of the same name, Friday Night Lights takes place in the small town of Dillon, Texas, where the local high school football team, the Dillon Panthers, is the absolute talk and joy of the town. The team members and their new coach handle all of the pressures that come with being such a winning team.
Of course, Friday Night Lights stars Emmy Award-winner Kyle Chandler and Emmy Award-nominee Connie Britton, both of whom nabbed deserved recognition for their performances as Eric and Tami Taylor.
Finally, the beloved drama series makes its way back to Netflix to reclaim the title it once held as the favorite binge-watch on the streaming service. We’re so excited for Friday Night Lights to rejoin the ranks as once of the best Netflix shows this summer.
Friday Night Lights Netflix release date
The hit NBC series returns to Netflix on August 1, along with fellow NBC Emmy-winning favorite 30 Rock. You can start watching all five seasons of the adored series at 12:01 a.m. PT and 3:01 a.m. ET. Without question, Friday Night Lights will be one of the month’s best new releases.
Even though we’re still waiting for Netflix to reveal the full list of new release movies and shows for August, the fact that both FNL and 30 Rock are coming could mean the streamer has a few other big hits in store for binge-watchers. Maybe Seinfeld or Manifest season 3? We’ll just have to wait and see.
If you never had the opportunity to watch Friday Night Lights, which remains available to stream on Hulu and Peacock, now’s your chance to add the true blue classic to your watch list. Dive into the epic highs and lows of high school football, the heartbreaks and everything in between. Don’t miss this future Top 10 smash on Netflix.
Will you be watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix this August?