So, Is 'Ted Lasso' Really Ending?

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So, Is 'Ted Lasso' Really Ending?Apple TV+

This story contains spoilers for Ted Lasso Season Three.

Alright people, get your tissues ready—because Ted Lasso is very likely nearing its end. Next week, the series finale will premiere on Apple TV, and the long-awaited episode has a multitude of loose ends to tie up. First, and perhaps most importantly, will Ted leave London and return home to Kansas? Also, will AFC Richmond win the coveted Premier League title? And how does Nate’s shocking return play into all of this? All those questions and more will be answered on May 31.

Since its premiere in 2020, Ted Lasso has tracked the life of an American football coach who has been sent to lead a soccer team in England despite his (clear) lack of experience. Over the past three years, the show has won a handful of awards and garnered a loyal fanbase. But despite its success, Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent on the show, revealed that it was only meant to run for three seasons. “We are writing it like that,” Goldstein said to the Sunday Times. “Spoiler alert,” he joked. “Everyone dies.”

In an interview with Deadline, Jason Sudeikis, who produces and stars in the series, confirmed there are only three seasons of Ted Lasso. “This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell,” he said. “The fact that folks will want more and are curious beyond more than what they don’t even know yet—that being Season Three—it’s flattering.” According to the actor, fans may not be interested in a reboot after they watch the finale. “Maybe my 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.”

But what about a spinoff? Sudeikis hinted that it's not off the table. “I think that we’ve set the table for all sorts of folks to get to watch the further telling of these stories,” he said when asked about the potential for a new series. “Again, I can’t help but take the question as flattery for what all of us that were working on the show has tried to do. It’s really kind of folks to even consider that because you never know what’s gonna happen when you make things. The fact that people want more, even if it’s a different avenue is lovely.”

Until a reboot emerges, we can enjoy Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. The next episode of Season Three, “Mom City,” will drop on May 24, followed by the series finale on May 31.

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