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It's Ted Vs. Nate In The First Pic From Ted Lasso Season 3

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by Ani Bundel and Dylan Kickham
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Since the second season debut of Ted Lasso, the Apple TV+ series has been the talk of Twitter. Whether it’s Ted’s reluctance to try therapy, Rebecca and Sam’s attempts at online dating, or the utterly crazy romantic thing Roy Kent did this time, fans have been here for it. And Apple TV+ is here for them, promising more Ted Lasso to come. It reportedly took some serious contract negotiations, but Ted Lasso Season 3 is on the way. The only downside is that it may be the last season when it comes.

Warning: Spoilers for Ted Lasso Season 2 follow. Despite the Euro-based subject matter, Ted Lasso is a thoroughly American production — Warner Bros. Television produces it, and Jason Sudeikis developed it with American writers Bill Lawrence and Brendan Hunt. Even so, the series has taken a British approach to the series structure. From the ultra-traditional Christmas episode to the short seasons, Ted Lasso would fit as easily on the BBC or Channel 4 as on Apple TV+.

That close-ended mindset also seems to extend to the show’s overall length. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Sudeikis said the plan, from the start, was a three-season arc, and currently, the writers are sticking to that plan. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple TV+ would dearly love to convince them to continue. So, right now, fans will have to wait and see.

For now, what audiences can rely on is that there will be a Season 3. Here’s what to know:

Ted Lasso Season 3 First Look

There’s no trailer for Season 3 yet. However, AppleTV+ released the first image from Season 3 on Jan. 18, 2023, as part of the Television Critics Association Winter 2023 press. The dramatic show pits Ted against his former protégé turned gray-haired nemesis, Nathan Shelley.

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Ted Lasso Season 3 Cast

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The contract negotiations revealed the entire cast of Ted Lasso would return for one more season. According to THR, Sudeikis will return as the titular Lasso and continue writing episodes. Brendan Hunt (who plays Coach Beard) and Brett Goldstein (who plays Roy Kent) were also re-upped to continue writing for the series and return as their characters for another season. Hannah Waddingham (Richmond FC owner Rebecca) and Juno Temple (Rebecca’s assistant Keeley) are also confirmed to return.

As for the rest of the cast, Jeremy Swift will be back as director of football operations, Higgins, and Charlie Hiscock as Will Kitman, the team’s new kit man. The main roster of the football team is also slated to return: Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt, Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley, Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya, Kola Bokinni as Isaac McAdoo, David Elsendoorn as Jan Maas, and Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas.

Also, Sarah Niles will return as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone, the team’s new sports psychologist, who significantly impacted Season 2. James Lance, who plays sports columnist Trent Crimm, will also be back in “significant roles” for the final season.

Ted Lasso Season 3 Filming Updates

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On Sept. 13, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter revealed contract negotiations for Ted Lasso Season 3 had been successful or were nearing completion, guaranteeing the show’s return for another season. Apple TV+ had announced the show’s renewal for Season 3 far earlier — back in October 2020. (Season 2 had been greenlit before the show’s initial Season 1 premiere.) But Warner Bros. and Apple TV+ had only negotiated two seasons initially, meaning everyone had to be re-signed before filming could start.

With just about everyone back on board, Season 3 prepared to start production in early 2022. Unfortunately, more delays followed, as filming on location on actual football fields was also delayed due to games initially planned for December and January being rescheduled to later in the spring due to Omicron. Filming finally began in March and ran for the better part of the year, wrapping up in November 2022.

But for those holding out for more seasons, Brett Goldstein (who both writes for the series and plays Roy Kent) threw cold water on those hopes. Speaking to the UK’s Sunday Times, he confirmed the writing team stuck to the original three-season arc: “We are writing it like that,” he said. “It was planned as three. Spoiler alert: everyone dies.”

Ted Lasso Season 3 Release Date

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Apple TV+ confirmed that fans can anticipate a spring 2023 release date for Ted Lasso Season 3. Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Apple TV+.

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