The critically acclaimed drama series “Friday Night Lights” has cast Grey Damon (“True Blood”) as East Dillon High basketball player Hastings Ruckle. Damon joins as a series regular for season five, currently in production in Austin, TX.
Damon will portray a high school kid who has never spent more than a year in one place, but landing in East Dillon, he feels at home for the first time as the laid-back star of the basketball team. His breezy indifference on and off the court doesn't sit well with football coach Eric Taylor, who hopes to mold him into a key member of the Lions' offensive line.
"Grey Damon is an incredibly talented young actor who came into the audition and seemed to just embody the role of Hastings. We're so happy to have him join the cast," expressed executive producer Jason Katims.
NBC will broadcast all thirteen episodes of “Friday Night Lights’” fourth season starting Friday, May 7 (8-9 p.m. ET). Season five premieres on DirecTV’s The 101 Network this Fall.
Expanding on the hit feature film and best-selling book "Friday Night Lights," the award-winning show centers on life in Dillon, Texas, where high school football brings the community together -- and the drama of small town life threatens to tear it apart.
-- Observer News Services