Ted Lasso's Future Is Not Decided Yet, But Season 4 Not Ruled Out
Jason Sudeikis had a three-season arc in mind for the show.
Three seasons of Apple's beloved comedy-drama Ted Lasso are planned, but could the show go beyond that? Series star Jason Sudeikis weighed in on this in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying he can't see the future or predict what comes next. For now, he said he's happy that Apple is paying for three seasons.
"I don't know. The story that I know is the one that I wanted to tell, and so that's the one we're telling with the help of numerous people in front of and behind the camera, so it's by no means me typing every key stroke and saying every word. It's nowhere near like that. But the story that's being told--that three-season arc--is one that I see, know, and understood," he said. "I'm glad that they are willing to pay for those three seasons. As far as what happens after that, who knows? I don't know."
Actor Brendan Hunt, who plays Coach Beard and was part of the team that got Ted Lasso off the ground to begin with, said the show was "always" planned to be three seasons.
"I think it would be pretty cool if, in the face of how much everyone likes this show, that we stick to our guns and really just do three seasons," he said. "But even as committed to that idea as Jason may have been, none of us were prepared to the degree to which people love this show. Usually shows don't have that kind of effect if they say the word 'f--k' so many times. We're kind of in no man's land here, still being discombobulated by the response and I think that could make hard-hearted old Sudeikis soften up a little bit. I will say that, whatever he decides, I will happily abide."
Ted Lasso executive producer Bill Lawrence, who previously created the TV show Scrubs, also stated that Sudeikis had a plan for three seasons, but he's hopeful it could go longer.
A potential fourth season of Ted Lasso would presumably be years off. Season 2 is slated to premiere on July 22 on Apple TV+, and Season 3 would likely be at least a year later, meaning a possible fourth season seemingly wouldn't come until 2023 at the soonest.
Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham, who plays AFC Richmond owner Rebecca, recently commented that she was nervous about Season 2 because the first was so well-received.
"We are so precious about this show that, I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous to see how--for everyone, not just my character--I was thinking, 'Oh god, we've created such a honey. How do we not let the fans down, or where they think it'll go or whatever?'" she said. "And the brilliant thing is, the writers are on their own journey and have done us all such a service, such a great service."
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