Ted Lasso season 3 premieres March 15 on Apple TV+, and Jason Sudeikis reveals that the upcoming season is the series’ conclusion. Moreover, he clarifies that the three seasons were precisely as they had planned. There is, however, some possibility of spin-off projects depending on the season 3 reception.
For those who are out of the loop, Ted Lasso is a comedy series about an American football coach getting hired to coach a soccer team. When I say ‘soccer’, I mean football. The first season opens with the premise that the new owner of the team hired Lasso so that the team will inevitably fail. The previous owner, who loved the team so much, was actually the new owner’s ex-husband.
Through the episodes of the first season, audiences enjoyed the characters built into the story. How they slowly warmed up to their new coach as well as Lasso’s journey to self-acceptance. Many of the series dynamics rely on the relationships between the characters, as any series do. But people relate to the characters and have their own relationships to root for as the season progresses.
When season 2 came, they focused on the development of the team as a competitive unit. Some characters moved on to different paths, or even competitor teams, and some relationships changed or ended. Season 2 ended with the promise of a bigger rivalry and team threat.
Jason Sudeikis Says Ted Lasso Season 3 Ends The Series
Sudeikis shares with Deadline that it may be the end as they have planned, but there is always room to play the character Ted Lasso in future projects. While a lot of productions want to stretch and extend their stay, Sudeikis says that they have always thought of the series to be featuring only three seasons. He said:
This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell. The fact that folks will want more and are curious beyond more than what they don’t even know yet-that being Season 3-it’s flattering.
Perhaps just like the background music in the official trailer they released on YouTube 7 days ago, production is really saying, “you can’t always get what you want”. Jason Sudeikis says continuation after Ted Lasso season 3 would be wonderful, but in terms of the story, they have already told what they want to tell. He added:
Maybe by May 31, once all 12 episodes of the season [have been released], they’re like, ‘Man, you know what, we get it, we’re fine. We don’t need anymore, we got it.’ But until that time comes, I will appreciate the curiosity beyond what we’ve come up with so far.
Jason Sudeikis Shares Ted Lasso Season 3 Ends As Planned
Sudeikis developed the sports-comedy series with Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly. Ted Lasso himself is based on Sudeikis’ character for NBC Sports’ promos way back in 2013. Reception to the character was very positive, and he continued to appear in television spots to promote coverage of the Premiere League.
By 2017, the production brought in Lawrence, creator of Scrubs, to develop the television series with Sudeikis. Season 1, with ten episodes, premiered August 14, 2020, while season 2, with twelve episodes, aired July 23, 2021.
The series generated an approval rating of 95% on the Tomatometer with an 86% average audience score. Critics’ Consensus for season 1 reads:
While season 2 displays:
As comforting as a buttery biscuit from a friend, Ted Lasso‘s sophomore season is a feel-good triumph that plays into the show’s strengths while giving its supporting team more time on the pitch.
Joining Sudeikis as cast are Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Juno Temple, Toheeb Jimoh and many more.
Catch the start of Ted Lasso season 3 on March 15.
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