Coach Ted Lasso is back for Season 2.
Let’s be honest, there just isn’t enough TV that warms the heart these days… which is why we’re pleased to hear that Ted Lasso Season 2 is back.
Mopping up the tears from the Euro Championships (which finish on 11 July), this well-timed football comedy sees Golden Globe winner Jason Sudeikis return as loveable Lasso, coach of London-based AFC Richmond football club.
Filled with all the usual Ted Lasso quotes, air-punching enthusiasm, and US-UK lost in translation quips, it doesn’t deviate too much from the first instalment. To whet your appetite, the official Ted Lasso trailer has dropped, which means we don’t have long to go until it’s biscuits all around once again.
Watch: Ted Lasso Season 2 Trailer (Official)
Here’s what to expect come kick off 23 July when the Ted Lasso Apple TV series returns.
What to expect
This wholesome comedy follows Ted Lasso – a small-time American football coach, hired by fictional British football team AFC Richmond by new owner Rebecca Walton (Hannah Waddingham). There’s just one thing… Lasso knows yadda about the beautiful game.
While the details around Ted Lasso Season 2 are still to materialise, we know that in the previous finale, AFC Richmond were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship. In typical comedy caper, this was determined by a goal from Jamie Tartt in a playoff against Manchester City – a team he had been loaned from earlier in the year.
In Ted Lasso Season 2, we expect to see the team find their feet in the new league, as well as fight to return to their rightful place in the Premier League. After all, with the unquenchable enthusiasm and belief of Lasso at the helm, it’s hard not to be optimistic about the future. Right? No spoilers here of course.
We’re also enjoying the fact that Waddingham compared Ted Lasso Season 2 to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in a recent interview – make of that what you will.
Obviously the main man Sudeikis is back along with Waddingham. We’re also pleased to see the return of Jeremy Swift (Leslie Higgins), Phil Dunster (Jamie Tartt), Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent), Brendan Hunt (Coach Beard), Nick Mohammed (Nathan “Nate” Shelley), and Juno Temple (Keely Jones).
And if art is to imitate life, you can expect new players on the pitch for season 2, although right now we’re not sure who those new signings will be for the AFC Richmond crew. On that note, like all good football clubs, there’s official merch in the pipeline – AFC Richmond shirts and training tops are set to launch in September according to the co-creator on Twitter.
How many episodes are there and where can I stream it?
Is Ted Lasso On Netflix – sadly not. The official series is exclusive to Apple TV, which costs $7.99 per month but does offer up to six family members via Family Sharing.
We expect the first three episodes to become available when it’s released on the 23rd of July, with subsequent episodes dropped every Friday thereafter. That is, unless you’re an early Apple TV subscriber, where you might be lucky enough to binge it all in one with your annual season ticket.
Another reason to be cheery – Ted Lasso Season 2 will feature 12 episodes instead of the previous ten, which is good news for those of us that can’t get enough.
Will there be a Ted Lasso Season 3
Testament to its growing fan base, supporters are already asking whether they’ll be a Ted Lasso Season 3, and we’re hoping for good news. In a recent podcast with Zach Braff and Donald Faison, co-creator Bill Lawrence revealed that it’s a “three-season show”.
On the downside, could this mean that even if there is a third instalment, it could be the last? We hope not.
Ted Lasso Season 1 is available right now to binge ahead of the new season around the corner.
Also related: How to stream Ted Lasso in Australia
Stream now on Apple TV.
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