Back of the net! Not merely is Ted Lasso season two certainly happening (it is currently filming), however, the heartwarming Apple TV+ original has even been signed for season three. Hat trick!
The favorite footie sitcom follows the titular American soccer coach as he travels to the UK to utilize the power of positive thinking to deliver minnows AFC Richmond to the top of the big leagues. Lasso’s brand of hot optimism has made the series a lockdown hit, with big crowds turning to the series for relaxation viewing.
Starring Saturday Night Live alumni Jason Sudeikis as Lasso (he won a Golden Globe for his performance, together with the celebrity going viral when he accepted his trophy at a tie-dye hoodie), the series has enough passion fans to fulfill several stadiums.
But what will two attract Lasso and his lads? Let’s take a look at the pitch.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ted Lasso season two.
What’s The Release Date For Ted Lasso Season 2?
This still appears a little up in the air, but enthusiasts can likely expect to see Ted Lasso season 2 sometime between June and August of this year. In late February 2021, Apple Insider reported on a since-deleted tweet from Apple TV+ stating that Ted Lasso will be returning for the second season in summertime 2021. Since the tweet is no more there, it is unclear if this launch date is still true, so fans should be ready for the possibility that season 2 may come a little later in the year.
One thing we know for sure is that Ted Lasso season 2 is well into production since the Apple TV Twitter accounts posted in mid-January the series started filming the new season. (Do not worry — this tweet hasn’t been deleted.) Recognizing this, a launch date sometime that summer looks feasible, but maybe Apple’s simply being reluctant in making an official statement, as things could change at any given moment with COVID-19 and the nation of TV productions. As season 1 premiered in August 2020, a summertime 2021 launch date would be quite fitting for Ted Lasso season 2.
Ted Lasso Season 2 Cast: Getting The Squad Back Together
Besides the tweet over confirming the return of Jeremy Swift’s shy Director of Football, Higgins, we don’t have any official confirmation of the cast members who’ll be reprising their roles to Ted Lasso season two. Naturally, there’s no Ted Lasso with no man himself (Jason Sudeikis): Lasso was envisioned alongside Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) and Coach Nate (Nick Mohammed) at Apple’s season two production statement tweet, so we know they are back, at least.
Odds are we will see lots of other recognizable faces, such as chairman, Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham), and Keeley Jones (Juno Temple). Brett Goldstein’s legendarily grumpy Roy Kent could be out of the first group but expect to see him adapting to retired life. And Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) may have returned to Manchester City, but the door has been left open for the celebrity to save Richmond.
Teams tend to change greatly when they fall into divisions, especially from the Premier League into the Championship, so there’s a sensible opportunity for co-creator Bill Lawrence to sign some new players to Richmond. We’ll have to wait and see on that front, in regards to new cast members.
What will happen in Ted Lasso season two?
Warning contains spoilers for one! Considering that Ted Lasso’s season finale ended with the team relegated to the Championship, even though Ted’s best efforts, the new show will probably look at how the team is influenced by being in another league, and look at being promoted back into the Premier League.
Together with Rebecca now very much on board the love Ted’ train, it will likely mean introducing a new villain of the story. Perhaps Anthony Head’s Rupert will step up? Or will Jamie Tartt return to his selfish ways? We can not wait to find out.