‘Ted Lasso’ plans to end after season 3
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Despite the awards season success, critical acclaim and fan dedication, “Ted Lasso” may follow his original game plan to limit the series to just three seasons.
Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent on the Apple TV+ football comedy in addition to writing on the show, told the Sunday time this week that, as far as the writers of “Ted Lasso” go, the upcoming third season will be the show’s last, ending with its series finale.
“We write it like that. It was planned as three,” Goldstein shared, later joking, “Spoiler alert – everyone dies.
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Creator and star Jason Sudeikis spoke with HEY last October, following “Ted Lasso’s” huge night at the 2021 Emmys – where the show won seven awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. He didn’t give a committed response either way, but reiterated that the show was originally slated for three seasons, adding that creatively he hadn’t considered more yet.
“I feel like a real coach when I have to tell people that you can’t watch Season 4 when you’re in the middle of Season 3,” Sudeikis explained. “We can’t worry about championships when we’re in the first round of the playoffs, you know?”
“We have to take it one game at a time,” he continued, noting that there are “many factors” that would contribute to continuing “Ted Lasso” after Season 3. “As cliché as it sounds, there is actually some truth in. It’s hard to think about what to do in the distant future when you’re trying to deal with what’s right in front of you.
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However, the acclaimed comedy star and executive producer jokingly endorsed the idea of a possible spinoff, noting that co-stars and pals Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple could make a great “crime-fighting duo”.
“I think that’s one of the most interesting things about the show, at least for me,” he shared. “To watch again and again these performances from these amazing actors, this great cast. I really enjoy watching each one of them and it’s so much fun on the writing side to pair anyone up.
“Literally take two and kinda like [mix them up], it’s fun to think about,” he added. “So, I mean, I wish the first show had six different spinoffs.”
Seasons 1 and 2 of “Ted Lasso” are now streaming on Apple TV+.