Despite the presence of an A-list comedy lead in Jason Sudeikis, Apple TV+’s sports comedy Ted Lasso surprised everyone as it was released in August 2020. Not only did it seemingly come out of nowhere but also the show’s origin–being based on a collection of advertisements from half a few years ago for soccer on NBC Sports Network–is admittedly rather unorthodox. But then it went and became among the best new shows of 2020.
The thing is, though, those commercials were hilarious back then, and the show was able to pull off a rarity: the personality of Ted Lassohimself not just stays great, but got better when fleshed out into a full-series personality. The series itself is never sub-par, but it certainly gets better and better as it goes through the 10 episodes of its first season and the titular coach starts to change everybody in his orbit along with his infectious positivity. Sudeikis has the talent for a performer at which he could be a jerk if you would like him to (thinking a few Terrible Bosses or We are The Millers), but his characters always have a likability for them.
That’s likely why Ted Lasso seems to function so well– it leans all of the ways into this Sudeikis-ism. And where Season 1 discovers audiences, like Ted, learning about the new setting, the new goals, and all the characters, (while shifting the moods of some former front office cynics along the way), Season two should have the opportunity to even further expand the show’s sports humor footprint.
Here’s what we know about the upcoming Ted Lasso Season two.
Ted Lasso season 2 release date: summer 2021?
We all do understand that Ted Lasso season 2 — itself revived only five days after the season 1 premiere — will operate for 12 episodes this moment, but we’re not sure exactly when yet. A now-deleted tweet out of Apple TV on February 19 stated that Ted Lasso season 2 will return in summer 2021′ (so between June-August 2021), but Apple’s very own PR materials don’t mention this date since it stands.
The deletion of the tweet possibly indicates the release date has been shown a little too premature.
We think that this timeframe makes sense, however. Apple announced that production began in January 2021, along with a new image of Lasso, flanked by the idiosyncratic Coach Beard, also newly-promoted Coach Nate. Since the first season launched in August 2020, summer was the oldest we were awaiting with season 2.
Of course, the ongoing Covid-19 crisis could postpone this, but filming is permitted in London subject to UK government guidelines, despite England’s present national lockdown.
Ted Lasso Season 2 Story
Ted Lasso season 1 on Apple TV+ ends with heartbreak, as AFC Richmond nearly saves their Premier League status but ends up dropping to Manchester City. Sudeikis’ character learns a valuable lesson about English football strategy, as he understands that a mere tie enables him to avoid relegation. Regrettably, though, he sees a match-tying goal also soon and fails to properly manage his players in the immediate wake. As a result of a powerful business relationship with Rebecca, nevertheless, Ted manages to maintain his job and urges the staff to concentrate on the future.
Moving forward, Ted Lasso season 2 will be a salvation story, at least if the authors choose a conventional storytelling strategy. What is especially fascinating, however, is the idea that the narrative focus won’t necessarily be on AFC Richmond’s potential promotion, but instead on the evolution of the characters and their private lives. In any situation, expect Ted to be far more educated about English football during Ted Lasso season 2.
Ted Lasso season 2 cast: Who will be in it?
We can reveal that Jason Sudeikis will soon be returning as Ted Lasso, mainly because there’s no show without him.
Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) and Coach Nate (Nick Mohammed) appeared in Apple’s period two tweet celebrating the beginning of creation, so we know they are still with the team.
Jeremy Swift has also verified that Higgins will return.
Similarly, you can anticipate Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) and Keeley Jones (Juno Temple) to return too.
Brett Goldstein’s Roy Kent will soon be chasing retired life with his regular good (really bad) temper. He might not be on the team anymore, but he is too big a character to leave the show completely. In the same way, Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) may have left AFC Richmond to return to Manchester City, but we are not ruling out a glorious return.
Anticipate new signings aplenty too. We’ll be upgrading this feature whenever the cast transfer window opens.