On the heels of the Golden Globe win for Ted Lasso celebrity and founder Jason Sudeikis, Apple has announced a new cast member for its next season.
Sarah Niles (Trying, I May Destroy You) has combined the hit comedy show as a new series regular. She’ll play with Sharon, a sports psychologist that has been brought in to work with AFC Richmond.
Generation on Season 2 is currently underway. The series received an early Season 3 renewal in October.
Ted Lasso, that stems from Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence, is based on the popular Coach Ted Lasso personality Sudeikis played in NBC Sports videos a few years back. It celebrities Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer club in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed also star.
The collection was designed for television by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt.
Sudeikis also serves as executive producer, together with Lawrence (Scrubs) through his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as a co-executive producer.
Sudeikis won his first Golden Globe award Sunday for best lead actor in a comedy series for his role as Ted Lasso. The series has been recently honored with the AFI Award for Television Program of the Year and has landed award nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, the Writers Guild of America, along the Critics Choice Association.
Niles recently wrapped the forthcoming ITV limited series Viewpoint for founders Harry Bradbeer and Ed Whitmore. On point, Niles also recently led the heartbreaking retelling of Three Sisters set amidst Nigeria’s civil war at the National Theatre led by Nadia Fall. She can currently be seen in the limited series I Will Destroy You, in addition to in theatres in Rocks, led by Sarah Gavron. She appears in Trying for Apple TV+, among other credits. Niles is repped by Gavin Denton-Jones at Denton Brierley; Danielle Robinson in Alan Siegel Entertainment; and Shelby Weiser in Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.