The show follows the titular character, an American college football coach, who is hired to coach an English soccer team.
Ted Lasso is a sports comedy-drama series streaming on Apple TV+. It was developed by Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly and is based on a character of the same name that Sudeikis had portrayed in a series of promos for NBC Sports' coverage of the Premier League who also stars in the show.
The show follows the titular character, an American college football coach, who is hired to coach an English soccer team. He then tries to win over the skeptical English market and his inexperience with the sport with his optimism, determination, and biscuits.
The first season premiered in 2020 and was renewed for two more seasons. The first season had 10 episodes and the second season which premiered on July 23, 2021, had 12 episodes. Even before the second season was released, the third season was renewed in 2020. At the time, Ted Lasso ranked No. 1 for comedy. The viewership also jumped more than 600 percent since its debut, as per TV Line, setting new completion records for an Apple TV+ original. The show aimed to provide viewers with “escapist entertainment” at the outset of the pandemic. The first season was nominated for 20 Primetime Emmy Awards, becoming the most nominated freshman comedy in Emmy Award history.
The second season was also met with critical acclaim. With another season to go, the success of the film would have led fans to believe that the show would be renewed for more seasons. But that may not be the case. Brett Goldstein, the series writer, and co-star who plays Roy Kent on the show, has told the UK's Sunday Times that the show will most likely be ending after the third season. He noted that this was always going to be just three seasons. "We are writing it like that," Goldstein said. "It was planned as three. Spoiler alert: everyone dies."
On the other hand, Sudeikis has hinted that he doesn't know what happens after the third season. Lawrence has admitted that he would like the show to go on and explained, “But it’s going to only keep going as long as [Sudeikis] feels like it’s a cool thing for him, not only to do creatively and professionally but personally. People forget, he is a dude with two kids, and he is a great dad, and upping your life to London for half the year is tricky." He added, "I don’t think anything is closed off, but out of just respect, we’re going to wait," he stated when asked about potential spinoffs. "None of us is worried about Jason figuring out what he wants to do. And when he does, then we’ll start talking about all that stuff."