Optimism and a lot of lighthearted moments are all we need in our lives right now. Thus, fans are dying to know when Apple TV+’s ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2 will release.
Apple TV+’s sports comedy ‘Ted Lasso’ unfolded like a pre-winter present this year. Especially in this year, when we craved lighthearted moments and optimism, ‘Ted Lasso’ came as a blessing. The show, based on a character named Ted Lasso who first appeared in a series of promos for NBC Sports‘ coverage of the Premier League in 2013, became a fan-favourite Apple TV+ Original. Thus, fans now want to know if there will be a season 2 of ‘Ted Lasso’, and when we can see it premiering on Apple TV+. Let us dive right into the field and find out what’s being played behind the scenes.
- Is Apple TV+ planning a season 2 for ‘Ted Lasso’?
- Season 3 of ‘Ted Lasso’ is also confirmed
- When can we expect season 2 on Apple TV+?
Is Apple TV+ planning a season 2 for ‘Ted Lasso’?
It is not difficult to imagine why fans are so desperate for a season 2 of Apple TV+ Original ‘Ted Lasso’. To many fans, ‘Ted Lasso’ might seem like a show based on true life. However, the show is totally fiction, but there is a reason the character feels similar.
In 2013, when NBC Sports had just acquired the broadcasting rights of the Premier League, they recruited SNL fame Sudeikis to promote the coverage in the region. It was this series of commercials, in which Sudeikis starred as Ted Lasso, which inspired this show. Sudeikis reprised his role as the American football coach from the commercials in this show.
The first three episodes of season 1 of the show premiered on Apple TV+ on August 14, 2020. The later 8 episodes premiered weekly, spanning through August, September, and October 2020.
The show was so well received in its initial premiere, and Apple TV+ was so confident of it, that they renewed the show for season 2 within a week of its initial premiere i.e. on August 19, 2020.
Season 3 of ‘Ted Lasso’ is also confirmed
This might sound too good to be true to the fans of ‘Ted Lasso’, but Apple TV+ also confirmed a season 3 of the show just after season 2. After the positive reception of season 1, Apple TV+ renewed the show for season 3 on October 28, 2020.
Bill Lawrence, the creator of ‘Ted Lasso’ and also the ‘Scrubs’, revealed some other details about the show while on a ‘Scrubs’ rewatch podcast “Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach + Donald,” on iHeart Radio.
He revealed that the show is already planned as a “three-season show”. As per him, the availability of Sudeikis beyond 3 seasons might play a major role in any further decision. He also revealed that there is already a resolution planned for the show’s story within three seasons.
When can we expect season 2 on Apple TV+?
It’s a relief for the fans to know that ‘Ted Lasso’ is definitely returning for season 2 and season 3 on Apple TV+. However, one major concern for the fans is when season 2 will return.
As of now, there’s no teaser, trailer, BTS footage, or any sort of update regarding the production of ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2.
Brett Goldstein, one of Ted Lasso’s writer and a cast member, who plays Roy Kent, gave some insights on the production plans of season 2 to “TV Insider”.
He said in an interview this October:
“We’ve already started to write season 2, but I can’t tell you anything. I don’t want to spoil anything, because we have some nice surprises planned. You won’t see it for a while, so I wouldn’t like to spoil it.”
Nick Mohammed, aka Nate The Great, told “Decider”:
“The plan is to hopefully start in the new year. We just have to, like everyone, make sure we’re doing everything safely and at the right time.”
While the release date is not yet confirmed, if everything goes as planned, then we might get season 2 of ‘Ted Lasso’ before the end of 2021. Also, the majority of the ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 1 cast is supposed to return, including Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, and others. This will ensure the same amount of fun.
We are looking forward to the next season. Are you excited as well? Let us know in the comments section.