Avoiding the transfer window: Ted Lasso Season 2 confirmed by Apple TV+

August 20, 2020
Jonathon Wilson 0
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It might have only just started, but the Jason Sudeikis-fronted Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso isn’t going anywhere. Sudeikis will reprise his role as the titular American football coach who tries his luck across the pond at managing a fictional Premier League team, AFC Richmond. Apparently going from American football to proper football is a smart career choice, since Ted Lasso Season 2 has been officially renewed by Apple.

This news comes after the show only premiered on August 14. Its first three episodes dropped all at once – do check out our in-depth recaps of those episodes here, and here, and indeed here – and the remaining seven will be doled out weekly. There’ll be another tomorrow, August 21, in which Hannah Waddingham’s Rebecca will apparently host the team’s annual charity benefit. We’ll have that covered tomorrow morning, too, so keep an eye out.

Either way, the show must have mightily impressed out of the gate. Based on a couple of commercials Sudeikis produced and starred in for NBC Sports’s coverage of the English Premier League, Ted Lasso is a culture-clash idea rooted in something like SoccerAM’s hilarious Brad Bobley sketches, which saw a clueless American trying to run “soccer” camps without really knowing what he was talking about. In those original commercials, Sudeikis’s Lasso was a similar figure who went from coaching in the NFL to managing Tottenham Hotspur.

Naturally, given current global circumstances, we have no idea when Ted Lasso Season 2 will begin filming or when it’ll air, although given the first season is still weeks from finishing I don’t suppose there’s any rush. Either way, its contract has been renewed, Lasso hasn’t been sacked, and AFC Richmond will have another run at some point in the future. For fans, it’s time to get out on the terraces.

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