Ted Lasso Season 3 Release Date, Cast, And Plot – What We Know So Far
It’s difficult to argue against the notion that “Ted Lasso” has quickly become one of the biggest crowd-pleasers on Apple TV+. The series follows Jason Sudeikis as an American football coach who goes to London to coach a struggling football (a.k.a soccer) club, only to discover a new family among the team’s crew of misfits. “Ted Lasso” Season 1 proved itself a surprise hit, and Season 2 doubled down on everything that made it great while also propelling Ted’s story in a new and more challenging direction in how it dealt with grief, loss, and mental illness.
With Season 2 of “Ted Lasso” now in the rearview, fans are left to wonder what to expect going forward. We already know that a 3rd season of the hit series is on the way, as it was greenlit as soon as Season 2 began production (per Variety), but there are a few details that need confirmation as we inch toward the next installment in Ted’s story. Namely, it’s time to hone in on the release date, cast details, and plot information that we currently have on “Ted Lasso” Season 3.
What is the release date for Ted Lasso Season 3?
The exact premiere date for “Ted Lasso” Season 3 is not yet known. However, in an interview with Deadline, showrunner Bill Lawrence confirmed that the creative team behind the hit Apple TV+ series is aiming for an August 2022 premiere. This means fans of the show have less than a year between that bittersweet Season 2 ending and new “Ted Lasso” adventures.
An August premiere for the next season of “Ted Lasso” would keep things consistent with how the show’s release schedule has played out so far. Season 1 debuted in August 2020, and Season 2 hit the streaming service in July 2021. Lawrence has noted that he wants to keep the show’s seasons spaced roughly one year apart from each other, so if everything goes according to plan, we can expect “Ted Lasso” to remain a reliable summer hit on Apple TV+.
Who is in the cast of Ted Lasso Season 3?
The cast of “Ted Lasso” is arguably the show’s secret weapon in terms of endearing the series to audiences. As such, it stands to reason that most of the regular players will return for Season 3. If nothing else, we can reasonably assume that Jason Sudeikis will return as Ted Lasso and that Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster), Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham), Keeley (Juno Temple), Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt), and Nate (Nick Mohammed) will be returning characters as well. Additionally, given Sam Obisanya’s decision to stick around, it seems likely Toheeb Jimoh will return.
Two additional members of the cast who are also expected to return for Season 3 are James Lance as Trent Crimm (of The Independent) and Sarah Niles as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone. At the end of Season 2, Crimm revealed to Ted that Nate was his anonymous source for the article revealing Ted’s mid-game panic attack. This admission subsequently led Crimm to leave The Independent and strike out on his own, and it seems that his arc on the series isn’t over. Additionally, despite her goodbyes to Ted and the team, Dr. Sharon will also be returning to provide deadpan moral support. It’s clear that “Ted Lasso” isn’t done exploring Fieldstone’s own hidden trauma and questionable drinking habits, so it’s probably that Ted will be there to support her when she shows back up.
What is the plot of Ted Lasso Season 3?
No plot details have been confirmed for “Ted Lasso” Season 3. That said, Season 2 plants seeds and points us in the direction of where things may go. Richmond now has an archnemesis in the form of Nate (Nick Mohammed), who left his post at the club to take on a coaching gig for Rupert (Anthony Head). Additionally, the series still has to contend with Ted’s recurring panic attacks, the relationship between Roy Kent and Keeley, and the dynamic between Jamie Tartt and his abusive father. Season 1 of “Ted Lasso” was a straightforward sports story, but Season 2 has evolved the show in a way that will almost certainly make Season 3 unpredictable.
With the 3rd season set to begin production in January 2022, we will likely get more information in the coming days. There’s also the matter of where Season 3 will take the overall “Ted Lasso” story and to what degree the season will bring a sense of finality. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jason Sudeikis admitted that he is currently not even thinking about Season 4 because he wants everyone to focus on the third season. This does not rule out the possibility of “Ted Lasso” getting renewed for a fourth season, but it does mean that there is a chance that the story told in Season 3 may have to close out every narrative thread the series has planted so far.