Will there be a Ted Lasso Season 4? Renewal Possibilities Explained (May 31 Update)

May 31, 2023
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We discuss whether there will be a Season 4 of the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso and its renewed or canceled status. 

Ted Lasso has been the opposite of what we have come to expect from television, a reflection of today’s youth that puts a premium on social justice initiatives that would instead build up than tear down. The simple fact is this Apple TV+ sitcom has something no other show has on network or streaming television: An extraordinary empathetic heart.

One would think the show would keep going strong, quickly being Apple TV+’s breakout hit. However, rumors of star Jason Sudeikis wanting to walk away have been rampant for months. Could the star walk away from a character embraced and beloved by audiences?

If this is Ted Lasso’s final season, we will return to a world of television void of optimism, compassion, and hope.

Will there be a Season 4 of Ted Lasso – renewed or canceled status

March 25th, 2023

While fans want more Ted Lasso episodes, Jason Sudeikis confirmed with Deadline that this season will be the end of the show’s original storyline. Sudeikis said:

“This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell. The fact that folks will want more and are curious beyond more than what they don’t even know yet—that being Season 3—it’s flattering. Maybe by May 31, once all 12 episodes of the season, they’re like, ‘Man, you know what, we get it, we’re fine. We don’t need anymore, we got it.’”

According to the vaulted Nielsen rating system, Ted Lasso still ranks ninth in overall streaming content. The series also ranks number five when it comes to original streaming content.

This is quite an accomplishment for Apple TV+, a streaming network in desperate need of hits. Ted Lasso has been easily the streamer’s most valuable product.

The series also has a strong presence on social media. According to the entertainment tracking website Flixpatrol, Ted Lasso is the second most-mentioned piece of entertainment on Twitter, surpassed only by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The show has a 90% certified fresh critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, but this season has a series low 81% with 144 reviews.

More telling is the audience metric, which currently stands at 75% for this third season—a significant decrease from the 95% audience score of the first season.

This could signify the series’ recent episodes’ excessive running time, which has come near or topped sixty minutes for most of the season.

Rumors have run rampant of a possible spinoff for Keeley. Also, there is a fascinating rumor about the main character. Knowing the value of the Ted Lasso franchise, the show could continue without the titular character and be rebranded with the same cast.

These are better than the “Ghost Roy” spinoff Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent, an idea the actor/writer has joked about.

Prediction: Ted Lasso, as we know it, will change forever. Look for a rebranded version of the show and a spinoff for Keeley in the near future.

Is Ted Lasso really ending?

With the way the story has played out in Season 3, and especially the finale, we can only speculate that the series is ending for good. While fans will be greatly disappointed, at least they provide an ending worthy of a great story.

Spin-offs are possible — there are plenty of hints that the story could continue in other ways.

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9 thoughts on “Will there be a Ted Lasso Season 4? Renewal Possibilities Explained (May 31 Update)

  • May 27, 2023 at 10:13 am

    I have enjoyed Ted Lasso and hope it will continue. There’s not much quality shows on tv now and TL hit the mark on the story lines, with lots of humor, emotion and overall sportsmanship. There’s so much more to expand on the characters (eg: Rebecca, Nate, Roy, Danni, Sam, Colin, Jaime and Ted and his son). I look forward to Weds just for this show. Would love to see a couple more seasons. Keep it going Apple.

  • May 28, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Considering the enormous success of the show, not to mention it’s social impact and high-quality writing, why on God’s green earth would this series not come back for a 4th, 5th, 6th, etc, season? I just hope this show is not canceled or discontinued because of monetary issues. I only watch a few TV series and this is one I thoroughly enjoy and hope it leaves for at least another season or two.

  • May 28, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    On one hand, I’d like to see a few more seasons just to see them win the whole thing, and everyone living happily ever after. But, there are reasons to wrap it up, if only to keep it from being an eventual last-season disaster when they run out of ideas, or get a new showrunner who *has* to put their mark on the show like what happened with Castle.

  • May 28, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Ted Lasso has been one of the best shows/series we have ever watched. After a few interludes with our 5 boys they enjoy it too. I certainly hope everyone involved with the shows gets the accolades they deserve. Fantastic in all, respects. I actually stayed awake in all seasons for all shows.

  • May 29, 2023 at 5:13 am

    I absolutely adore this show, and it can not end! ? With so much rubbish on the TV and in politics, this show offers an uplifting and optimistic hour of great entertainment! There is no other show like it!

  • May 29, 2023 at 7:48 am

    It seems pretty obvious that Ted is going home to be closer to his family. Which obviously begs for a series name change, but it seems they’ve set up a seamless transition w/ Nate coming back to coach n Beard’s character getting a lil more depth (his meth/prison story) how do they not just not carry on this hugely successful franchise w/o Ted? W/ the richness of how the characters have been brought alive to us, it’s a crime, to me, to not continue telling these stories.

  • May 29, 2023 at 7:52 am

    With all the doom and gloom on and off tv these days, Ted Lasso is like a breath of fresh air. All the characters are brilliant and the episodes just make me laugh ou loud, I love it! After watching an episode it leaves you on a high. It’s positive messages and comedy and the lovable characters are what keep you tuned in every week.

  • May 31, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Three seasons was spot on. The story was told. Rebecca sold half the club but stayed. She got her new family too with the dutch guy.
    Keeley has her business. Nate is back and likely coaching. Beard is happy. Roy is in charge of the club and an emotionally more stable person. Even the welsh guy (can’t remember his character name) publicly comes out.
    Its clear that Teds ex wife was questioning her choice. The doctor boyfriend is showing cracks. Ted has grown as person and has shown commitment to his family. I think given time they would end up back together.

    The show had a lot of heart, and in small doses the sentimentality was refreshing. But you can only grow characters so far before you have to create more conflict for them to resolve.

    Just be happy it went out on a high instead of being dragged out.

  • May 31, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    A fourth season renamed as ‘Richmond FC’ could expand Rebecca’s story (with the Dutch guy and his daughter and shared ownership of Richmond – which echoes her statement to owners about how football/soccer is for all fans). The coaches Roy Kent and Nate Shelley would lead a new football/soccer season. Ted Lasso can return for cameo appearances, as Jason Sudeikis has suggested.

    I’m not very interested in more from Keeley, after her extended appearances with Shandy and Jack.

    The show has been an absolute success and has won the hearts of viewers. Along with countless others, I wait expectantly for Wednesdays and the release of a new episode.

    There is still considerable story content to be explored, so please Apple, do extend the show.

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