Apple TV+ renews Ted Lasso for Season 3
James R | On 29, Oct 2020
Apple TV+ has given Ted Lasso another early renewal with a third season officially on the way.
The comedy stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas who is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England despite having no experience coaching soccer. The series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.
In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) via his Doozer Productions. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.
While that sounds like an unlikely success, it has scored a winner for Apple TV+.
“Jason Sudeikis is hugely charming as a clueless football manager in this delightful, optimistic TV gem,” we wrote in our review, which called it the “nicest show of the year”.
The streaming service swiftly gave the green light for a second season. Now, just a couple of weeks after Season 1’s finale, a third season has also been greenlit. The move comes ahead of Season 2 starting production in London in January 2021.