We are a little over a week away from the premiere of Ted Lasso season three and the return of Jason Sudeikis’ good-natured football coach. Rumors have been swirling that this could be the last time we get to share the field with Lasso, but it’s only now that the rumors have been confirmed to be true.
What’s more, the confirmation comes from Sudeikis himself in an interview with Deadline.
“This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell,” Sudeikis said. “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 [have been released], they’re like, ‘Man, you know what, we get it, we’re fine. We don’t need anymore, we got it.’ But until that time comes, I will appreciate the curiosity beyond what we’ve come up with so far.”
The success of Ted Lasso has been phenomenal, especially when you consider it began life as a silly character seen in NBC commercials. It is far away the biggest hit for Apple TV+ and surely has led to loads of new subscribers. So what is Apple supposed to do? Just let all of that go? Of course not, and Sudeikis is already teasing spinoffs featuring some of the show’s supporting cast…
“Yeah, I think that we’ve set the table for all sorts of folks…to get to watch the further telling of these stories,” he said. “Again, I can’t help but take the question as flattery for what all of us that were working on the show has tried to do. It’s really kind of folks to even consider that because you never know what’s gonna happen when you make things. The fact that people want more, even if it’s a different avenue is lovely.”
So which Ted Lasso characters would you want to see get their own show? Me, I’d vote for Juno Temple’s Keeley Jones and her adventures in America or something like that.
Ted Lasso season 3 hits Apple TV+ on March 15th.