When Apple announced it was turning an eight-year-old commercial about an American football coach taking over a Premier League club into a series, not many people were expecting it to be a success.
However, Ted Lasso won over viewers with his unflinching positivity, Roy Kent might be one of the funniest characters on TV and the show scooped up multiple Emmy Awards in 2021, including Outstanding Comedy Series, so it8217;s safe to say it8217;s done pretty well.
With the second season complete, we can8217;t wait to see what Lasso and the Diamond Dogs (minus Nate) get up to since AFC Richmond8217;s promotion back up to the Premier League in the third season.
There is no official release date as yet. It was previously suggested by The Hollywood Reporter that season 3 was due to premiere in summer 2022, though that seems a little soon now and more recent reports suggest it will be closer towards the end of 2022. Apple announced production had started on 7 March 2022, though there is still no official premiere date as yet.
The series co-creator Brendan Hunt who plays Coach Beard told TV Line: 8220;We are definitely starting later this year than in Season 2, that8217;s for sure,8221; Hunt says. 8220;So I would be surprised if our delivery dates were the same. That8217;s above my pay grade, I don8217;t know for sure, but I do have a vague understanding of the limits of this dimension we call time, and I would say it seems pretty unlikely that we would [premiere] as early this year.8221;
Cristo Fernández who plays Dani Rojas told Popculture: 8220;We8217;ve been shooting for the last two months, things are going well, and I8217;m hopeful. Hopefully, the fans will love our Season 3, which, hopefully, will be at the end of the year as well, out.8221;
When Ted Lasso season 3 does debut, you8217;ll need an Apple TV+ subscription to watch it. The Apple TV app is available on a number of platforms, including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as well as Android, some Smart TVs and some streaming sticks.
What is the best streaming device for your TV? Our top recommendation is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Also excellent are the Google Chromecast with Google TV, the Roku Express 4K, the Apple TV 4K and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Season three is also expected to have 12 episodes after co-creator Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) said Apple had asked for 12 episodes ahead of time.
Based on the conclusion of the second season, which saw Lasso8217;s team, AFC Richmond, promoted back up to the Premier League, we assume adjusting to life back at the higher level will be a big part of the upcoming season.
With Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh) thankfully choosing to stay at AFC Richmond at the end of the second season, and Nate (Nick Mohammed) moving to coach West Ham, which is now owned by Rebecca8217;s (Hannah Waddingham) ex-husband, we suspect there will be some interesting stories in season three.
There8217;s also Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) and Keeley8217;s (Juno Temple) relationship to consider, with Keeley presumably busy running her own PR firm in season 3. Will she still have time for hilarious Roy?
Apple hasn8217;t confirmed which characters will return for season 3 as yet. Co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence confirmed that Sarah Niles (Dr. Sharon Fieldstone) and James Lance (Trent Crimm) would factor heavily in the new series, even though the season 2 finale suggested they wouldn8217;t.
- Hannah Waddingham 8211; Rebecca
- Brett Goldstein 8211; Roy
- Juno Temple 8211; Keeley
- Brendan Hunt 8211; Coach Beard
- Nick Mohammed 8211; Nate
- Jeremy Swift 8211; Leslie
- Phil Dunster 8211; Jamie
- Toheeb Jimoh 8211; Sam
- Cristo Fernandez- Dani
Both season one and two are available to stream through Apple TV+, which you8217;ll need a subscription for. It8217;s £4.99/$4.99 a month, or it comes included as part of the Apple One subscription package.
Apple released the first trailer for season two during its Spring Loaded event in April 2021, but there was no talk of Ted Lasso during Apple8217;s March 2022 event so we are still waiting for now. We8217;ll be sure to drop any trailer in here as soon as it appears, but we suspect we have a few more months to wait for now.
A season 4 of Ted Lasso isn8217;t confirmed, though it8217;s not off the table either. There was orignally a plan for just three seasons, but that was before the show did so well. Fingers crossed it continues.