Jason Sudeikis is reviving Ted Lasso for new Apple TV+ comedy

Jason Sudeikis is reviving Ted Lasso for new Apple TV+ comedy


Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso.
Photo: NBC

Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis will feature in a new Ted Lasso comedy series coming to Apple TV+. It will be the actor’s first regular return to TV since he departed Saturday Night Live in 2013.

Sudeikis’ character is an American football coach who heads across the pond to manage an English soccer team. His complete lack of knowledge of the game makes for hilarious viewing.

Lasso was born out of a 2013 commercial to promote English Premier League games on NBC Sports. In a five-minute short, he takes over as the head coach of London’s Tottenham Hotspurs.

The short was so successful that NBC brought Lasso back the following year as a soccer analyst. And thanks to Apple, we’re about to see a lot more of him.

Apple orders Ted Lasso comedy for TV+

A new comedy series, aptly named Ted Lasso, has been ordered for Apple TV+, reports Variety. Sudeikis is reprising his role for the show, as well as writing and producing it.

Bill Lawrence of Doozer Productions will also be involved in production, alongside collegues Jeff Ingold and Liza Katzer. Warner Bros. will reportedly serve as the studio.

Sukeikis has appeared in other TV shows in recent years — and made guest appearances on SNL. But Ted Lasso will be his first return to a recurring TV role in six years.

Apple TV+ launches November 1

Apple TV+ launches on November 1 with a small handful of shows, including The Morning Show with Jennifer Anniston and Reece Witherspoon, and See starring Jason Momoa.

The service will be priced at just $4.99 a month for up to six family members. Those who purchased a new Apple device since pricing was confirmed in September will get the first year free.

It’s not yet clear when Ted Lasso is expected to make its debut. We will probably be waiting until late into 2020.

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