Apple TV+ has given the green light to Ted Lasso Season 2, while the Apple streaming service has also ordered its first competition series, My Kind of Country.
Ted Lasso Season 2 will consist of 10 episodes and is set to debut in 2021.
Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer.
The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.
The fourth episode of the sports comedy will premiere globally this Friday, August 21 on Apple TV+. In this week’s new episode, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) hosts the team’s annual charity benefit, where Ted stages a reconciliation between Roy (Brett Goldstein) and Jamie (Phil Dunster).
Competition series My Kind of Country is a groundbreaking global search for unconventional and extraordinary country music talent that will be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Emmy-nominated Hello Sunshine, Jason Owen and Emmy Award nominee Izzie Pick Ibarra.
Emmy Award-nominated Adam Blackstone will serve as musical director of the series, which will be executive produced by Done + Dusted.
My Kind of Country will revolutionize the music competition genre with a fresh, new documentary sensibility. The hybrid series will break down cultural and musical barriers in the country music space, inviting innovative musicians to unleash their authentic voices and take center stage.
Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine head of Film & Television Lauren Neustadter, and SVP of Unscripted Programming Cynthia Stockhammer will executive produce the series on behalf of the media company. Jason Owen, president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment and mega-manager to country music heavyweights Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Faith Hill, and Dan + Shay among others, will also serve as executive producer alongside Izzie Pick Ibarra.
Izzie Pick Ibarra is the illustrious showrunner behind the Emmy-nominated competition series The Masked Singer and Dancing With the Stars, as well as Done + Dusted’s Katy Mullan and Melanie Fletcher (The Disney Family Singalong, John Legend’s A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, The Little Mermaid Live!, Dear Class of 2020, London Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies).
Adam Blackstone (musical director to Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Rihanna, Tim McGraw, The Masked Singer, The Four, Girls Trip, BET Awards 2020) will serve as musical director.