Is 'Ted Lasso' ending with Season 3? Showrunner Brendan Hunt addresses show's future
Apple TV+ series ‘Ted Lasso’ has undoubtedly been one of the most wholesome shows in recent years and its success is a testament to the fact how an amazing script filled with simplicity and funny moments can take over the world. The first two seasons of the comedy series garnered universal acclaim and earned several accolades. However, there have been talks that they might not want to drag the show if they couldn’t find the right story to tell.
With Season 3 ending with Nate joining a different football club, there is a sense of excitement among viewers as to how he’ll be going against his former colleagues. The filming for the third edition has already begun and it seems they are looking forward to closing the series with the upcoming season. Brendan Hunt, the show’s co-creator, recently revealed that Season 3 of the Apple TV+ show is being written as the end of the story and the crew might take some time off to even think if they want to do another edition or not.
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While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 50-year-old actor and writer gave his views on the upcoming season and joked that none of the characters die in Season 3, giving them the opportunity to come back for more if they want to. As of now, they don’t have any plans for it. The actor noted, “We are writing an ending for this three-chunk portion that we’ve always seen, but it’s not like Thanos is in it and half of us die. Most of us, anyway, will probably still be alive, so I don’t think leaving an out is anything to worry about.”
Hunt, who portrays the character of Coach Beard on the show, also opined that the entire crew is now waiting to wrap up the shooting for Season 3 and that’s the only thing they have in their minds right now because it will give them a chance to sit back and think about in what way they can take the story forward. He added, “It’s just a matter of whether or not we pick this up in some other way, and when. But right now, we have to get through this whole mishegas, and then we’ll have a clearer head to see what the future holds.”
Hunt’s statement comes almost two months after Brett Goldstein shared similar comments that the upcoming edition may really be the end for the soccer comedy. He said, “We are writing it like that. It was planned as three. Spoiler alert — everyone dies.”
‘Ted Lasso’ started streaming on Apple TV+ in 2020 and follows the story of an American college football coach who is hired to coach an English soccer team in an attempt by its owner to spite her ex-husband. Although he doesn’t know anything about football, he accidentally made his team win the championship in the USA. However, he soon wins over the team and teaches them how to play with decency. The show has managed to win hearts with how simple and heartwarming the story is.
The first two seasons received universal acclaim and won several awards, including Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and Golden Globes for Best Comedy Series. Apart from critical success, the show also enjoys a massive fan following due to its engaging story and brilliant characters. The show stars Jason Sudeikis as the titular character and also features actors like Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca), Juno Temple (Keeley), Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent), Jeremy Swift (Leslie Higgins), Nick Mohammed (Nate), and many more.
No release date has been announced as of yet.