Does ‘Ted Lasso’ end with season 3? What to … believe
“Ted Lasso” returned Wednesday for its third season and while there are certainly questions about whether AFC Richmond will finally go all the way — or if Nate will receive his comeuppance — there’s one big question: Is this actually the last season?
The Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series, about an American coaching a soccer team in London, has long been described as a three-season series — but executive producer, writer and star Jason Sudeikis is noncommittal about what comes next.
“I’m still in it,” he said in a recent interview.
“We’re still editing the last few episodes, so it’s really something that I haven’t had the time to sit with, despite the fact that there’s a lot of wonder and curiosity … from the press or fans — and certainly it seems like people in show business are equally as interested,” he laughed. “That answer will arrive probably when there’s enough space for the question to really land.”
Brendan Hunt, who plays assistant coach Beard, (whose first name “has not been revealed,” said the actor. “We don’t know that he doesn’t have one, but he certainly appears to have no use for it.”) is also an executive producer and writer on the show.
“We always saw it as this three-movement suite or a threepiece story,” Hunt says, but admits the show’s success has added more questions than answers to that original plan. “So the door is still open for — after this suite is finished — that maybe we’ll pick up with something else in this world.”
When asked, if there’s a character from the series whom Hunt would like to see explored further, Hunt deadpans, “Phoebe (Roy Kent’s young niece) as she battles London’s drug-riddled crime underworld.”
Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent, the Richmond player-turnedcoach with a gruff exterior and a heart of gold, is a definite breakout. He played Hercules in the end credits of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” and is a creator and executive producer on ” Shrinking,” also on Apple TV+.