‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 premiere date: Apple TV+ shares a first look
Season 3 of the hit series will be released sometime in spring 2023.
AFC Richmond is (almost) back. Almost two years after the premiere of “Ted Lasso’s” second season, the third (and perhaps final) season of the acclaimed Apple TV+ comedy will premiere in spring 2023, it was announced Wednesday. Additionally, the streamer shared a first look photo from the season, which shows the titular character (Jason Sudeikis) taking on his former protégé and new rival Nathan (Ted Mohammad) while former AFC owner Rupert (Anthony Head) looks on.
The news was announced on the same day of Apple TV+’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, which featured co-creator Bill Lawrence and star and writer Brett Goldstein on a panel to promote their upcoming Jason Segel and Harrison Ford Support comedy series Shrinking. On the podium, Lawrence was asked when audiences can expect to see the series again, and while he claimed not to know the exact date, revealed that he’d seen rough cuts of the final few episodes and called them “fucking awesome.” .
Lawrence created Ted Lasso, starring Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, based on a series of 2013 ads promoting NBC Sports coverage of the British Premier League, the country’s top football division. The series revolves around Ted, an ever-friendly American football coach who has been chosen to manage the fictional, struggling football team, AFC Richmond. Although Ted was initially ridiculed by the press and distrusted by the team, Ted’s compassionate approach to coaching slowly wins her over, and he and club owner Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) are determined to win the league by any means necessary . Goldstein also stars on the series as Roy’s assistant coach with other cast members including Mohammed, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brendan Hunt, Juno Temple and Sarah Niles.
Though “Ted Lasso” has become Apple TV+’s most-watched series and an Emmys favorite with back-to-back wins in the Best Comedy Series category, the show could have a flourishing end in its third season. Although Apple TV+ hasn’t confirmed that the season will be the last, Goldstein said back in June that the crew wrote the season as the end of the show’s storyline, with Lawrence making similar comments that the series should have a three-act structure with it every season.
As for why Season 3 has taken so long, a September Puck News report claimed that production on the series encountered various obstacles, including the freezing of a sequence filmed at Chelsea Football Club’s stadium after the club’s owner resigned due to his was forced to sell ties to the Russian oligarchy after the invasion of Ukraine. The story also claimed that Sudeikis refused to sign scripts, leaving them in a constant state of rewriting, causing tension on set.
Lawrence Executive is producing “Ted Lasso” through Doozer Productions, starring Jeff Ingold and Lizakatzer. Sudeikis is also executive producing with Hunt, Kelly, Bill Wrubel, Jane Becker and Jamie Lee. Goldstein Co-Executive Produces. Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television produce for Apple TV+.
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