Apple Renews Jason Sudeikis-led Ted Lasso for second season
Just one week after the sports comedy’s premiere on the streaming service, Apple has chosen to renew the Jason Sudeikis-starring Ted Lasso for a second season, according to Variety.
Much like the first season, which has currently aired three episodes since its August 14 premiere, the second season will consist of 10 episodes and is slated to premiere on Apple TV+ sometime next year.
Co-written by Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence, the half-hour comedy series follows the story of Lasso, who finds himself in a difficult situation when he was suddenly hired to manage an English soccer team despite not having any soccer coaching experience. In addition to Sudeikis, Bless This Mess actor Brendan Hunt has also been cast for the role of Coach Beard.
Sudeikis first portrayed the character in 2013 as part of NBC Sports’ promotional videos. His Ted Lasso videos had already garnered more than 10 million views since its release.
Ted Lasso will be executive produced by Sudeikis along with Lawrence, Jeff Ingold, Liza Katzer through their Doozer Productions banner. Hunt will also be serving as a producer.
Apple’s upcoming shows include: the long-awaited series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi novel Foundation; J.J. Abrams’ Stephen King series titled Lisey’s Story; Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell’s The Shrink Next Door; Gary Oldman’s Slow Horses; and the Gal Gadot-led biopic series centering on Hedy Lamarr.