Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso nabs early third season renewal
A few weeks after the first season came to a close and the streaming platform greenlit a second season, Apple is tripling down on the Jason Sudeikis starring and co-developed sports comedy Ted Lasso as it has renewed the series for a third season while also revealing production for season two is slated to begin in early January in London, 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. The first season received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, currently sitting at an 86 percent “Certified Fresh” approval rating from critics on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes.
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 is 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.