20 Cult Favorite Movies That Were Supposed To Be TV Shows First

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Friday Night Lights

Cult Favorite Movies

Universal Pictures

Friday Night Lights eventually became a beloved television series, which reinforces the whole “Believe In Your Dreams” message of the narrative in an amusingly meta way. Before then, it was actually a failed television series starring Ben Affleck called Against The Grain based on the novel by Buzz Bissinger that started it all, but the project was so short-lived, it’s almost like it never happened at all. Still looking to find success with an adaptation of the source material, the 2004 film was made eleven years later to commercial and critical success, in turn inspiring the creation of the second television series. This is more of a chicken vs. egg conundrum than a direct TV-to-Film development saga, but much like the show, it’s a fascinating tale of persistence.

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