Ted Lasso only just returned to Apple TV+ for its second season, but "Ted Heads," as the show's passionate fans have taken to calling themselves, are already thinking ahead to season three. Here's what we know so far about Ted's next (and possibly final) chapter.
Production on season 3 will reportedly start in January 2022.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, it's set to return to Apple TV in summer 2022, but that date has yet to be confirmed.
The show was originally envisioned in a three-season arc.
The show has already been confirmed for a third season by AppleTV+, but that might be all fans get from the AFC Richmond team. Executive producer and star of the show, Jason Sudeikis, has said numerous times that Ted Lasso was originally intended to be a three-season story.
"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," he told EW earlier this year.
"I think we've always meant it to be three seasons," Sudeikis's costar Brendan Hunt said in that same interview with EW. "I think it would be pretty cool if, in the face of how much everyone likes this show, that we stick to our guns and really just do three seasons. But even as committed to that idea as Jason may have been, none of us were prepared to the degree to which people love this show. Usually shows don't have that kind of effect if they say the word 'f---' so many times. We're kind of in no man's land here, still being discombobulated by the response and I think that could make hard-hearted old Sudeikis soften up a little bit. I will say that, whatever he decides, I will happily abide."
But it sounds like Bill Lawrence, who co-created the show and also serves as a writer and executive producer, could be convinced to continue the story.
"Ted Lasso is a three-season show. After the third season, I will desperately try to get Mr. Sudeikis to do a...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? He's got young kids," he said, per Comicbook.com.
Cast members are in the dark about what's next for their characters.
Sudeikis may have the whole story mapped out, but he isn't sharing details with his fellow cast members.
"I don't know huge amounts of what's going to happen to Keeley, but there's something very special about that too, because it means you're kind of living life as Keeley for five months and you can't predict the future too much," actress Juno Temple told T&C.
"You have to live and be in the moment. And I think that's a really smart way of going about it because it means you have to be present with your character. You can't think about their past and you can't try and predict their future, which is the best way to be really, otherwise you miss things."
In contrast, Toheeb Jimoh, who plays footballer Sam Obisanya on the series, is trying to extract information from Sudeikis, to no avail.
"I'm just trying to pull any information out of him [about future seasons]. But he's been a Jedi master with all of that stuff," Jimoh said.
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