Kyle Chandler Cast in Untitled Netflix Drama from ‘Damages’ Creators
Coach Taylor is coming back to TV. Sort of.
Kyle Chandler, most famous for his recent role as Coach Eric Taylor in the critically acclaimed NBC/DirecTV drama “Friday Night Lights,” has been cast in one of the lead roles in an upcoming Netflix original drama from the Emmy-nominated creators of “Damages.”
The untitled project from Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler (who from here on in we will refer to as “KZK”) tells the story of a “family of siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.” The series, which is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, was ordered by Netflix for a 13-episode first season in October.
Back then, KZK said: “We’ve always wanted to put our spin on a family saga and examine universal themes of family in a way that has never been seen before on television. The series is a tightly wound thriller that explores the complex bonds between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and the rivalries, jealousies, and betrayals at the core of every family.”
Netflix hasn’t revealed the premiere date for the untitled project, but Deadline reports that Chandler, who won an Emmy for his role as Coach Taylor, will play the married middle brother who tries to take care of the dysfunctional family.
Deadline says filming for the series will begin in March, so expect more casting announcements to come, as well as a name for the original drama.Tags: Damages, Emmys, Friday Night Lights, FX, Kyle Chandler, Netflix, netflix originals