‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 Trailer Finds the Team Growing Closer as it Faces New Challenges
While there has been speculation that this is the final season of the popular soccer comedy drama, no one has yet said that it’ll end with this run.
It has been a little over a month since the teaser arrived for ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3. And with the season due to debut in less than a month, it’s time for the full trailer to land.
And while not a whole lot of plot is given away here, we do see some of the soccer action at AFC Richmond and plenty of bonding between the main team. And there are glimpses of Nate (Nick Mohammed), Ted’s prodigy-turned-rival settling into life as manager of opposing team West Ham. See more of the story below…
What’s the story of Ted Lasso?
‘Ted Lasso’, which stars Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham, follows Sudeikis’ title character, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team—despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination... and biscuits (by which they mean cookies).
The show has demonstrated an admirable commitment to balancing comedy and drama; despite Ted’s perennially sunny disposition, he’s also dealing with anxiety issues and faces problems from within and without the team. From the looks of the official synopsis, that’s set to continue in the new season.
In the 12-episode third season of ‘Ted Lasso’, the newly promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as last in the Premier League and Nate now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Coach Beard (Hunt).
Meanwhile, while Ted deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway.
Who else is involved in ‘Ted Lasso’?
Ted Lasso was co-created by Sudeikis, Joe Kelly, Hunt and TV sitcom veteran Bill Lawrence (who brought the world shows such as ‘Spin City’ and ‘Scrubs’). Goldstein, in addition to starring as Roy, is also among the writing staff alongside Phoebe Walsh, Jane Becker, Bill Wrubel and Sasha Garron.
The cast also includes Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Toheeb Jimoh, Cristo Fernandez, Kola Bokinni, Billy Harris and James Lance.
Will Ted Lasso end with Season 3?
There has been much speculation as to when ‘Ted Lasso’ will come to an end. Sudeikis has said that he always envisioned a definite three-act structure and end to the show and while no-one has stated specifically that Season 3 will wrap up the story, it’s looking increasingly likely as though this will be it for the series.
Brett Goldstein had this to say about the end of the series to The Sunday Times:
“I love all of these characters and want it to end well, but Jason has a very clear vision and always has. No one is phoning it.”
We know that fans will want it to continue, and Apple TV+ is certainly not hoping that one of its most popular shows is going away any time soon. But there’s also value in not stretching the show out beyond its popular period.
‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 kicks off on Apple TV+ with the first episode on Wednesday March 15th. New episodes will debut weekly.
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