The beloved protagonists of AFC Richmond certainly had their ups and downs in Season 2 — but when it comes to the 2022 Emmys, Ted Lasso fans have plenty to celebrate. The Apple TV+ series received 20 nominations ahead of this year’s ceremony, making it the leader in the comedy category (and the second-most-nominated show of the whole show, after fellow Emmy giant Succession).
However Ted Lasso fares at the 2022 Emmys, you’re probably looking ahead toward Season 3 of the feel-good series — which, BTW, when is that? Here’s everything we know about Ted Lasso Season 3 so far.
The Ted Lasso Season 3 Premiere Date
You would think that because the first two seasons of Ted Lasso premiered in summer, Season 3 would follow suit — but no such luck. According to Deadline, filming for the next installment was only halfway done in July. (For reference, filming on Season 2 wrapped last June in time for a July premiere.) So this time, fans can likely expect a fall or winter release.
This tracks with a prediction by Cristo Fernández (aka Dani Rojas), who told PopCulture.com that he expected Season 3 to drop “hopefully ... at the end of the year.”
The Ted Lasso Season 3 Cast
In addition to Fernández’s Dani, you can expect most of the team to be back in one way or another. While Season 1 saw them dealing with scheming from within, Season 2 widened the scope, giving more of an ensemble feel to the show. We saw Ted (Jason Sudeikis) wrestling with how to bring the team together and log some wins; Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) diving into the dating pool; Keeley (Juno Temple) and Roy (Brett Goldstein) figuring out the next stage of their relationship; and Sam (Toheeb Jimoh) finding his footing as a public figure.
Given that Season 2 finds a place for pretty much all the fan favorites, it’s safe to assume that Nathan (Nick Mohammed), Leslie (Jeremy Swift), and Jamie (Phil Dunster) will be back for Season 3 as well. Sharon (Sarah Niles) and Trent (James Lance) will “have significant roles,” co-creator Bill Lawrence told Deadline.
The Ted Lasso Season 3 Plot
There are few details so far, though Sudeikis did announce at the 2021 Emmys that Season 3 will have 12 episodes.
Will Season 3 Be the Last Season of Ted Lasso?
Sudeikis has repeatedly said that he envisioned the show with a three-season arc, and other members of the cast and crew have backed that up. “We’ve always seen it as a three-season situation, and we still have a three-season story arc in mind,” co-creator and Coach Beard actor Brendan Hunt told Comicbook.com. “But the thing we weren’t prepared for when we were thinking three seasons was the degree to which people would take to the show. So perhaps that intention will be challenged a little bit, but that’s still where our head’s at right now.”
Sudeikis has mostly held firm, though he hasn’t entirely shut the door on the possibility of more seasons. "The story that's being told — that three-season arc — is one that I see, know, and understood,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “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."
On an episode of Fake Doctors, Real Friends, Lawrence said that Ted Lasso is a three-season show, and started to say that after the third season he would “desperately try to get Mr. Sudeikis to do a —” before stopping and reframing. “The only way I think a fourth season of Ted Lasso exists would be if Ted Lasso went and coached a soccer team that played about a block from Jason's house in real life, you know what I mean? He's got young kids.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence, Apple, and Warner Bros. (who co-produces the Ted Lasso with Apple) are very interested in continuing the show and have included options for subsequent seasons in the renegotiated contracts for the actors. Sudeikis seems to be the holdout, so if his stance changes, the series is all but sure to return for Season 4. In the meantime, savor every moment of Ted Lasso because it seems we’re nearing the end.
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