Apple TV+ today announced that its comedy sensation Ted Lasso will return for its highly-anticipated third season this spring 2023 and unveiled a first look at the new season providing a taste of what’s in-store for AFC Richmond.
After winning the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series for its second season, Ted Lasso officially joined the ranks of the most celebrated comedies in history, becoming only one of seven other comedies to win back-to-back Emmy Award wins for Outstanding Comedy Series for its freshman and sophomore seasons.
The second season of Ted Lasso also recently broke records by becoming the most Emmy-winning comedy for the second year in a row with four total wins, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein) and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (MJ Delaney).
With back-to-back wins for Outstanding Comedy Series, the series now joins the ranks of only seven other comedy series in history that have landed Outstanding Comedy Series wins in their first two years, including Modern Family, 30 Rock, Frasier, The Golden Girls, Cheers, All in the Family and The Phil Silvers Show.
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After its global debut on Apple TV+, Ted Lasso quickly earned praise and acclaim with season one becoming the most Emmy-nominated freshman comedy series in history, landing top honors and awards.
In addition to its Emmy accolades, Ted Lasso has been recognized with an esteemed Peabody Award and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Award for Sudeikis.
The show received three Critics Choice Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Sudeikis and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham, sweeping all categories in which the series was nominated.
In addition, the Writers Guild of America crowned Ted Lasso with honors for both Best Comedy and Best New Series.
Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team — despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination… and biscuits.
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In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content.
Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, and Bill Wrubel also serve as executive producers, along with Doozer’s Jeff Ingold and Liza Katzer. Jane Becker and Jamie Lee also serve as executive producers.
Star Brett Goldstein serves as writer and co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the preexisting format and characters from NBC Sports.
Viewers can catch up on seasons one and two of Ted Lasso, now streaming globally on Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.