As Ted Lasso begins its third season, many fans are wondering if this is really the show’s final season.
NEW YORK. Ted Lasso returned on Wednesday for its third season, and while there are certainly questions about whether AFC Richmond will go all the way – or whether Nate will get his payback – there’s one big question: Is this really the final season?
The Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series about an American coaching a football team in London has long been described as a three-season series, but executive producer, writer and star Jason Sudeikis is evasive about what’s to come.
“I’m still in it,” he said in a recent interview.
“We’re still editing the last few episodes, so I haven’t really had time to sit down with this, even though there’s a lot of surprise and curiosity… from the press or the fans – and of course it looks like people in show business is no less interested,” he laughed. “That answer will probably come when there’s enough room for the question to really land.”
Brendan Hunt, who plays assistant coach Byrd (whose name is “unreleased,” the actor said. “We don’t know he doesn’t have one, but it looks like he’s useless to him.”) is also an executive producer and writer for the show.
“We always saw it as a three-part suite or a three-part story,” says Hunt, but acknowledges that the success of the show has added more questions than answers to that original idea. finished – that maybe we’ll pick up something else in this world.”
When asked if there is a character from the series that Hunt would like to see in the future, Hunt deadpans, “Phoebe[Roy Kent’s young niece]fighting a drug-riddled underworld in London.”
Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent, a Richmond player-turned-manager with a rugged appearance and a heart of gold, is definitely a breakthrough. He played Hercules in the end credits of Thor: Love and Thunder and is the creator and executive producer of Shrink, also on Apple TV+. He credits “Ted Lasso” for giving him the creative possibilities he only dreamed of.
“I worked for years and years and years and 12 people saw it all, you know, and then making a show that a lot of people watch is another thing. It’s really different, Goldstein says. “Not to mention the stupidity, I learned a lot while working on Ted Lasso, and I will use these lessons in everything I do,” he said.
Tohib Jimo had only been playing professionally for two years when he was cast as Sam Obisanya.
“I’m at a point where I can stand on my own two feet as an artist thanks to this show. I adopted the Lasso method just like all the players, says Jimo. “Ted says, ‘It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about making these players the best versions of themselves on and off the field.’ I really feel like this is the same lesson that “Ted Lasso” taught us young actors on the show. It’s about making us better versions of ourselves on and off screen, you know?”
Hannah Waddingham, who plays Rebecca Welton, the owner of AFC Richmond, was already a seasoned actress before Ted Lasso, and she already has other exciting jobs, including a role in Mission: Impossible: Death Worth Part Two. But she still wonders if she’ll ever be able to replicate the “Ted Lasso” experience.
“I don’t know about you guys here, but the British are by nature restless. It worries me that I may never have it again because it is such a beautiful symbiosis with all of us,” she says.
For now, Sudeikis seems more ready to talk about what the show means to him than what lies ahead.
“I see it through the eyes of my kids when we go somewhere and the way people come up to me and… any of us, what loving people,” he says, joking that he doubts the cast of The Heir. ” gets exactly the same reception. “I’m sure they’re happy to see them because they’re all terribly talented, but it’s a different vibe on this show and a different family, if you will. So to be surrounded by such kindness and reflect it on yourself — especially in front of your children or family — was very, very touching.”