A third season of Ted Lasso is almost here, and you won’t believe how fast it’s coming. Perhaps the most popular new show of the 2020s is Apple TV+’s feel-good, fish-out-of-water sports comedy, which began bizarrely as a series of ads for NBC Sports. The release date is not announced yet but we can expect it by the end of 2022. Mustached protagonist Jason Sudeikis brings much-needed cheer to these gloomy times.
The second season focused on the football team of AFC Richmond as they fought to get back into the Premier League, while the underdog coach struggled with his mental health and unresolved childhood trauma.
At the end of the season, Richmond had made it to the English Premier League, but they had also lost “wonder kid” coach Nate (Nick Mohammed) to West Ham United, whose new owner is Rupert Mannion, the ex-husband of Hannah Waddingham’s beautiful Rebecca Welton.
The show was praised for its upbeat tone and its approach to sensitive topics like mental illness, earning it a clean sweep at the 2021 Emmys. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming season.
When Can We Expect Ted Lasso Season 3?
The exact date of Ted Lasso’s comeback is unknown as of now. Since production didn’t get rolling until March — a full month after the team’s first aim to launch on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) — it’s likely still a while off.
The third season was announced in October of 2020, and unless there has been a drastic change in plans, it appears that this will likewise be the last season. The show’s creators have stated that they planned for a total of three seasons.
Star Jason Sudeikis told Emagazine, !’s The story that’s being told – that three-season arc – is one that I see, know, and understood. “I’m glad that they are willing to pay for those three seasons. As far as what happens after that, who knows? I don’t know.”
Since production has begun, we can estimate that the show will return sometime in late 2022 according to digitalspy.
Which Cast Members Could Return in Ted Lasso Season 3?
The majority of Ted Lasso’s primary cast members are expected to return in season 3.
- Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso.
- Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton.
- Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins.
- Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard.
- Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya.
- Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas.
- Kola Bokinni as Isaac.
- Nick Mohammed as Coach Nathan “Nate” Shelley.
- Juno Temple as Keely Jones
- Stephen Manas as Richard Montlaur
- Annette Badland as Mae
The addition of Jodi Balfour to the roster in April was announced, and she would play Jack, a likeable venture investor. The finale of season two hinted that team therapist Sharon and journalist Trent Crimm would be moving on, but both are expected to return in some capacity.
What Could Possibly Happen in Season 3?
Ted coping with the fallout of getting betrayed by assistant coach Nate Shelley is one of the various plot lines that could be covered in season 3. Other possible story lines include: Nate and Ted have a conversation that proves to be significant after Trent is informed about the details of Ted’s panic attack.
After that, the episode comes to a close with Rebecca’s ex-boyfriend, Rupert Mannion, extending an offer to Nate to become the head coach of the West Ham United squad.
The relationship between Roy and Keeley went through a lot of highs and lows throughout the course of season 2, which sets the stage for even more conflict in season 3. Fans were also curious as to whether or not they were indeed witnessing possible sparks between Ted and Rebecca.
Will It Be the Last Season?
Ted Lasso’s creators and cast are resolute in their belief that the show’s three-season run will be its final chapter. To quote Jason Sudeikis from an interview with Entertainment Weekly: “The story that’s being told—that three-season arc—is one that I see, know, and understood. I’m glad that they are willing to pay for those three seasons. As far as what happens after that, who knows? I don’t know.”
Creator Bill Lawrence told Comicbook.com, “Ted Lasso is a three-season show. After the third season, I will desperately try to get Mr. Sudeikis to do a… [fourth season].” However, don’t get your hopes too high.
Lawrence added, “The only way I think a fourth season of Ted Lasso exists would be if TL went and coached a soccer team that played about a block from Jason’s house in real life, you know what I mean?”
Are Nate and Ted Going To Reconcile?
Mohammed predicts that Nate’s strained connection with his former mentor Ted will only worsen before it can finally heal. The first thing he thought after reading the Season 3 scripts was, ‘Oh, we can start on a redemption arc, it’s going to be good, And then I read episode 1, and I was like, ‘Oh, here we go…this isn’t going to help.’ I think it’s a roller coaster, that’s all I can say.”
Ted Lasso Season 3: Trailer
While season three of Ted Lasso may have begun filming, we have yet to see the trailer of the upcoming season. Here is the trailer of season 2: