There’ll only be three seasons of the massive Apple TV+ hit Ted Lasso. One of the series writers and stars says the plan is to end the show with the upcoming season three.
That’s bad news for fans. And for Apple too, which needs every successful show it can get for its streaming service.
Ted Lasso is a darling of audiences and critics
Apple TV+ launched in 2019, but most people can be forgiven for not realizing that for months. Then Ted Lasso debuted in summer 2020 and quickly became a smash it. Not not only does the show’s quirky optimism bring in viewers by the million, it gets rave reviews. The series earned too many awards to count, including an Emmy for outstanding comedy.
But all that could come to an end soon.
Brett Goldstein, one of the writers and a co-star of Ted Lasso says the show is wrapping up after the next season. “We are writing it like that,” Goldstein told the UK’s Sunday Times. “It was planned as three. Spoiler alert: everyone dies.”
This isn’t coming out of left field. In 2021, showrunner Bill Lawrence talked to the Hollywood Reporter about the plan to make only three seasons.
“I’d love the show to keep going,” Lawrence said. “But it’s going to only keep going as long as [Sudeikis] feels like it’s a cool thing for him, not only to do creatively and professionally, but personally. People forget, he is a dude with two kids, and he is a great dad, and upping your life to London for half the year is tricky.”
At least there’s season 3 to look forward to
Apple TV+ hasn’t announced a premiere date, but Ted Lasso season 3 will almost certainly debut on the streaming service in later in 2022.
It will continue the exploits of a haplessly optimistic American football coach (played by Jason Sudeikis) after he was recruited to lead an English soccer team. The results are both hilarious and uplifting. It won a Peabody Award for its “radical optimism.”
The first two seasons of Ted Lasso are available now on Apple TV+. Watching comes with a $4.99 a month subscription to the streaming service, which is available on a wide variety of devices, not only ones made by Apple.