The trailer for season 2 of Ted Lasso is now available to watch online, following its debut during yesterday’s “Spring Loaded” Apple event.
The new season is set to debut July 23 on Apple TV+, with Jason Sudeikis — unsurprisingly — returning to the role of lovable football underdog coach Ted Lasso for more fish-out-of-water hijinks. Check it out below.
Ted Lasso: A big hit for Apple TV+
Apple isn’t exactly giving when it comes to revealing stats about Apple TV+. We still don’t know how many subscribers it has (at least, not through official Apple channels); let alone how many people watch each series on the streaming service. But Ted Lasso certainly seems to have been a big hit, both commercially and critically, for Apple. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a critical score of 91%, based on 65 reviews, and an audience score of 97%, based on 624 reviews.
The show has also proven to be an awards magnet for Apple TV+ — which has supposedly made winning awards a big part of its Apple TV+ strategy. Ted Lasso earned Apple its first Golden Globes win, with Sudeikis winning for his lead role in the show. It also picked up a hat trick of awards at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards, and more.
I really enjoyed the first season of Ted Lasso and am eagerly anticipating the next one. In his write-up of yesterday’s event, Cult of Mac publisher Leander Kahney argued that “Unfortunately, the season 2 Ted Lasso trailer bombed. None of the jokes landed.” I didn’t quite view it like that. The trailer, while not laugh-out-loud funny, still looks to blend the same mix of heartfelt moments and humor that made the first season so memorable. Comedy shows frequently take at least a season to fully find their footing, so I’ve got high hopes for Ted Lasso.
Only 93 days to wait until we get to watch it! In the meantime, the full season one is available to watch on Apple TV+. A third season has already been given the greenlight.