The ensemble of Apple TV+‘s Ted Lasso is filming Season 3, which is believed to be the final edition of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series, and they’re not ready to say goodbye.
Executive producer and star Brett Goldstein said last month that the Season 3 finale is being scripted as the series finale. “We are writing it that that,” he told the Sunday Times. “It was planned as three.”
Echoing the same statement on several occasions is co-creator Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, and Bill Lawrence. Lawrence told Deadline in October, “we said this series was only going to have three seasons.” Apple has not announced the series would finish with Season 3.
“We are halfway through shooting Season 3 and I would like to pause things because I’m not ready to say goodbye to her in three episodes,” Hannah Waddingham told Deadline on Monday night at the Ted Lasso FYC event in Los Angeles.
Ted Lasso Season 4 Plot
Ted Lasso follows Jason Sudeikis’s character, an American football coach who is recruited to lead a London soccer team. Unfortunately for him, team owner Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is covertly plotting the squad’s demise so that she can exact revenge on her ex-husband.
Ted is initially viewed as a joke by the squad and its fans, but his unwavering positivity and friendliness eventually win them over. Ted’s arrival in London and Rebecca’s plans to undermine his tutoring efforts are central to the first season.
Ted has to deal with the cocky genius Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) and the nosy reporter Trent Crimm (James Lance), all while helping the timid kit man Nathan Shelley come into his own (Nick Mohammed).
As Ted settles in as manager, the squad is in danger of being demoted from the Premiere to the Championship while he figures things out.
In Season 2, we learn a lot more about the Greyhounds’ dark past. In particular, Ted is made to face his tragic past, including the fact that his father committed suicide when Ted was 16 years old.
Nate has one of the most dramatic character arcs in the show as he becomes obsessed with coaching stardom, becomes worried about his public image, takes it out on Ted, and ultimately decamps to West Ham United.
Without knowing the specifics of Season 3, we can say that the authors are setting up some intense showdowns.
Nate, now the head coach of West Ham, will almost certainly have to face off against Ted, and their rivalry is sure to be heated as Nate publicly rebuked Ted and slapped him in the face for being a mentor to him before leaving Richmond.
After promising Rebecca in the first season that he would “win the whole fucking thing,” Ted will now attempt to make good on that promise.
Is it your impression that the conclusion of Season 2 resembles the middle of a three-act story? That’s because there’s a good reason for it.
Ted Lasso Season 4 Release Date
Although a premiere date has not been set, production on Season 4 began on March 7, 2023.
According to Deadline, executive producer Bill Lawrence had hoped Season 4 would premiere in August 2023, but as of mid-August, it appears filming is still ongoing.
Dani Rojas actor Cristo Fernandez predicted in May 2022 that viewers would be able to get their hands on Season 4 before the end of the year.
“We’ve been shooting for the previous two months, things are going well, and I’m hopeful,” Cristo said to pop culture.
We’re working hard on Season 4, which we plan to release by the end of the year.
Ted Lasso Season 4 Cast
The main cast of Ted Lasso is all expected to return for the third season.
Confirmed to be returning for season 3 are:
- Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso.
- Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton.
- Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins.
- Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard.
- Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya.
- Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas.
- Kola Bokinni as Isaac.
- Nick Mohammed as Coach Nathan “Nate” Shelley.
- Juno Temple as Keely Jones
- Stephen Manas as Richard Montlaur
- Annette Badland as Mae
In April 2022, it was confirmed that Jodi Balfour was added to the cast to play Jack, a charming venture capitalist.