Ted Lasso Season 3 has officially started production. Here’s everything you need to know about its release date, cast and plot.
If you’re looking for something that brings your two favourite genres of dramedy (Comedy-Drama) and Sports, you don’t need to surf through Netflix anymore. No show combines these two better than everyone’s favourite sports comedy: Ted Lasso. It is an American sports dramedy TV series based on the character of the same name first portrayed by Jason Sudeikis in a commercial for NBC Sports League.
The series follows Ted Lasso, an American college football coach who is hired to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, in an attempt by its owner to exact revenge on her ex-husband.
Ted Lasso is one of the most popular dramedy series and that’s the reason Apple TV+ renewed it for a third season in Oct 2020, well before Season 2 premiered in July 2021. The feel-good show landed twenty Emmy nominations for its first season, the most Emmy nominations for any show in its first year, and won seven, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis.
The fans are super excited for the next season. With still a few months left for the premiere, here’s everything you need to know about Ted Lasso Season 3.
When is Ted Lasso Season 3 release date?
Season 1 premiered in August 2020, and Season 2 was released in July 2021. With this pattern, everyone was expecting the next season to premiere around the same time in 2022. However, series co-creator Brendan Hunt revealed that viewers have to wait a bit long for the premiere of season three.
In Jan 2022 he told TVLine, “We’re in pre-production and scripts are written,” but cameras will start rolling later than usual because of a “football wrinkle” — specifically, “when we might shoot football [scenes].
As per Hunt, the third season will be out in 2022.
“We are definitely starting later this year than in Season 2, that’s for sure.” But rest assured, cameras will start rolling soon, likely by the end of February. “It’ll happen, and it’ll take longer than people want it to, [but] we’re just going to try and get it right.”
The filming for the third season finally started in early March 2022 according to Apple TV+ on Twitter. The tweet reads “New season, New kits,” showcases new jerseys for the show’s central soccer team, AFC Richmond.
It means that Ted Lasso Season 3 would premiere on Apple TV+ by the end of 2022, October or November premiere seems highly possible.
What plot will Ted Lasso Season 3 follow?
The first season portrays how Ted impresses everyone with his personality and charm despite his limited experience in sports. At the end of the first season, Ted attempts to resign after AFC Richmond lost the final game.
The next season saw Ted and the team sweat hard to win the tournament. The second season also had Ted dealing with mental health issues and two teammates end up in a surprising love triangle with model Keeley Jones.
The previous season ends on a turning point when Nathan Shelley (Nick Mohammed) resigned as Richmond’s assistant coach and join as a new head coach for Rupert’s newly acquired West Ham United. So, two rivals would be facing each other in the next season.
Recently, Ted Lasso producers Liza Katzer, Kip Kroeger and Declan Lowney tease some details about the next season.
When recently asked about the show on the PGA Awards red carpet (via Deadline). “I think it’s just more of what everyone loves and what has worked and just going deeper into the characters,” producer Liza Katzer said.
Producer Kip Kroeger then said, “It’s deeper into the backstories. You know, we’re going to get a little more information about where they came from.”
Producer Declan Lowney heightened, “And knowing those guys there’s bound to be a bunch of surprises, things you didn’t see coming, some curveballs in there.”
These statements suggest that Ted Lasso Season 3 will try to go deeper into the characters and their past, giving viewers a richer experience.
Ted Lasso Season 3 Cast: Who will return?
While not much is known about the cast for the upcoming season, we are expecting several core members to return. The show’s creator and star Jason Sudeikis will return for sure as Ted Lasso. He will be leading the way for his team once again. Hannah Waddingham will return as Rebecca Welton, AFC Richmond’s owner.
No points to guess, former AFC Richmond assistant coach Nathan Shelley will return as the new coach of West Ham Football Club. Anthony Head who portrays Rupert will be returning as the new owner of the West Ham Football Club.
Exec producer Bill Lawrence earlier confirmed that Sarah Niles will return as Dr Sharon Fieldstone, the sports psychologist who helped Ted deal with his panic attack in the second season. Guest star James Lance (who plays former sports columnist Trent Crimm) will also appear in a lead role.
It would be interesting to see if Juno Temple returns as Keeley Jones. She was one of the main characters in the second season following her love equation with Roy and Jamie. Phil Dunster, who portrays Jamie, and Brett Goldstein, who portrays Roy, are likely to return for the next season. Besides these several other characters are expected to return and we will also see many new faces.
Is there a trailer for Red Lasso Season 3?
The filming for the third season has started a few days back. So, there is no trailer or teaser yet. Expect some BTS videos in the coming days. Meanwhile, you can watch the season two trailer.
How many episodes will there be in Ted Lasso Season 3?
The first season of Ted Lasso comprises 10 episodes. The second season had 12 episodes with an hour-long season finale. Fans would be happy to know that the third season of the dramedy series has 12 episodes. So, more episodes, more drama and entertainment.
How to watch Ted Lasso Season 1 and 2?
Ted Lasso is an Apple TV+ exclusive. Previous seasons are streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. There isn’t any other service available to watch the sports comedy-drama. So, if you want to watch, you’ll need a subscription to Apple TV+ that costs $4.99 (it includes a free 7-day trial!) a month in the United States.