In a recent interview with Variety, Ted Lasso star Phil Dunster has confirmed that Apple TV+ and Warner Bros. Television are currently aiming to start production on the acclaimed sports comedy series’ third season early next year on January 31. When asked about upcoming storylines for Ted Lasso Season 3, the English actor revealed that as of the moment, he is also still in the dark with what Jason Sudeikis and the writers are planning for the new season.
“Honestly, I’m not trying to be coy, but I don’t know anything,” Dunster said. “I think they like to keep it fresh. But also Jason [Sudeikis] knows what the story arc is. He sprinkles ideas of what’s going to come here and there but there’s nothing really specific. They’re in the writer’s room now and we’ll see what happens.”
For its first season, the series successfully won 7 major Emmy Awards out of 20 nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Sudeikis, and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Hannah Waddingham.
The series stars Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live), Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones), Brendan Hunt (We’re the Millers), Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey), Juno Temple (The Other Boleyn Girl), Brett Goldstein (Derek), Phil Dunster (The Good Liar) and Nick Mohammed (Intelligence).
Based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports, Ted Lasso was developed by Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly. Executive producers are Sudeikis, Lawrence, Jeff Ingold, and Liza Katzer. It is a production by Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
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.