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Jason Sudeikis reveals early Ted Lasso Season 3 details and hints at show’s future

The hit Apple TV+ series was originally planned to run for three seasons only, but there have been rumours of a fourth season

By Grace Almond

The cast of the Apple TV+ show, Ted Lasso
The show won 7 Emmy Awards at the 2021 ceremony. Source: Apple

‘Ted Lasso’ star Jason Sudeikis has teased the show’s third season, ahead of its arrival next year.

The Emmy-winning sees Sudeikis star as the eponymous American football coach who moves to England to coach an English Premier League team.

It began life as a 2013 sketch created for NBC Sports which followed the character as he moves to England to coach Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

The show developed the idea further, with Jason Sudeikis reprising his role as the titular character, put in charge of coaching the fictional AFC Richmond. Brendan Hunt, who plays Coach Beard on the show, also appeared in the sketch as the same character.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Sudeikis confirmed that work had already begun in the writer’s room, but was hesitant to reveal further details on the possibility of a fourth season: “I feel like a real coach when I have to tell folks you can’t look at season 4 when we’re in the middle of season 3,” he said. “We can’t worry about the championships when we’re in the first round of playoffs, you know?”

Whilst the show was originally planned to run for three seasons, co-creator Bill Lawrence hasn’t ruled out a fourth. Source: Apple

Recently, ‘Ted Lasso’s co-creator Bill Lawrence told Deadline that they had a three-season plan, but didn’t rule out the possibility of a fourth season: “When we first pitched this particular story, we said this series was only going to be three seasons,” he added. “And I would probably stay clean and say that even if Ted Lasso goes on, the story the writing staff has been telling had a beginning, middle and end for the first three seasons. And then it might veer off from that.”

With 20 nominations and seven wins, ‘Ted Lasso’ had a successful night at this year’s Emmy Awards. Their wins included Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis, Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham’s portrayal of the club’s owner, Rebecca Welton, and Outstanding Comedy Series. 

Speaking to ET about the night’s celebrations, Sudeikis said: “One of the nice things about having a bunch of folks from another country on your show is that when they come to town, the boss has got to pay for them to have a nice swanky hotel to stay in.” He explained: “So we crashed that hotel and had a little get-together out by the pool there… I don’t know how it would have felt if we wouldn’t have been as lucky, but we were, so it felt good.”