Some shows are an easy sell. Mad Men, with its period allure; True Blood’s heightened Southern Gothic sensuality; The West Wing’s corridors of power. But try to explain the appeal of Friday Night Lights to anyone and it can feel like you’re digging yourself a hole that just keeps on getting bigger. Set in the small Texan town of Dillion, Friday Night Lights (or FNL as it’s known to its fans) revolves around a high school football team led by Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler), its players, sponsors and supporters. Farmed off to ITV4 in the UK for its first two seasons, it’s no surprise that a show seemingly so niche struggled to find an audience alongside Jericho and re-runs of Miami Vice. Now airing on Sky Atlantic, it might have an opportunity to garner new audiences interested in discovering the latest misunderstood US show.