Following its breakout first season and early second season renewal, Apple TV+ has given the green light to Ted Lasso Season 3. The second season will begin production in London in early January 2021.
The first season, which premiered on the streaming service on August 14, 2020, is now available for viewers to binge.
Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas who is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England despite having no experience coaching soccer.
The series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.
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.
In addition to the Ted Lasso Season 3 news, Apple TV+ is also developing comedy series Platonic, starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominees Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen, and co-written by Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco (Friends from College).
The series reunites Byrne and Rogen with director Nick Stoller following their collaboration on the Neighbors films.
Platonic is a 10-episode, half-hour comedy which explores the inner workings of platonic friendship. A pair of former best friends who met in their youth (played by Byrne and Rogen) reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that led to their falling out.
As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.
In addition to writing, Stoller will direct. Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen and Conor Welch will serve as executive producers on the series.
The series will be produced for Apple by Sony Pictures Television.