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Ted Lasso Season 3: Release Date, Cast, and News on the Final Season

Will AFC Richmond make it in the Premiere League?

Tmera Hepburn

We're still waiting for Ted Lasso Season 3 — and frankly we're a little concerned we haven't heard much news about this potentially final season of Apple TV+'s Emmy-winning series — but we're expecting information on the next season soon. The show that makes you BELIEVE will soon be returning to the pitch, and Coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) will lead his AFC Richmond football team to another victory in our hearts, at least; victory in the Premier League remains uncertain.

Last season, we got to see real character development for everyone compared to Season 1's focus on Ted trying to adjust to British culture and a sport he knew nothing about. In Season 2, Ted dug deeper into his past traumas with the help of Dr. Sharon (Sarah Niles), and we got to spend more time with now-retired footballer Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) and model-turned-P.R. executive Keeley Jones' (Juno Temple) as their relationship developed. Plus Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) got more lines and became something more than just a coach's sidekick.

And, spoiler alert for Season 2, the most shocking development of all came as Nick Mohammed's character "Nate the Great" Shelley changed from a lovable, sometimes bumbling assistant to a full-fledged arch-nemesis who turned to the dark side, taking a coaching job with West Ham, the club owned by Richmond owner Rebecca Welton's (Hannah Waddingham) vindictive ex-husband Rupert (Anthony Head). Season 3 will no doubt be centered on this new enemy facing the Richmond F.C. team.

Keep reading for everything we know about Ted Lasso Season 3.

Jason Sudeikis and Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis and Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

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Latest Ted Lasso Season 3 News

The news that this may be our last time watching Richmond F.C. "is like Woody Allen playing the clarinet: I don't want to hear it." Nevertheless, multiple reports indicate Season 3 will be the final season for the multiple Emmy Award-winning series. Deadline reports the show's writers and producers, including Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, and Bill Lawrence, have confirmed that they're writing Season 3 as the series finale. That being said, in an interview with Deadline, Lawrence left open the possibility of more Ted Lasso. "Even if Ted Lasso goes on, the story the writing staff has been telling had a beginning, middle and end for the first three seasons," the co-creator and showrunner said. "And then it might veer off from that." But in the end, it's up to Sudeikis, and he appears to be leaning more toward three-and-out rather than keeping the show going after the upcoming season.

Season 3 will consist of 12 episodes, the same number as Season 2, and two more than Season 1. Sudeikis confirmed this piece of information backstage at last year's Emmys saying, "They, being Apple, asked for 12 episodes—and this time, ahead of time," he said, referencing the Apple's famous request for more episodes after Season 2 was already written, resulting in the standalone episodes "Carol of the Bells" and "Beard After Hours." "So, we'll be doing 12 episodes as of now."

On Aug. 14, the Ted Lasso character's official Twitter account commemorated the two-year anniversary of the show's premiere. The tweet shares a typical Ted anecdote and gets us excited for the future, saying "Now it's on to year three!"

Ted Lasso Season 3 Plot

According to an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ted Lasso editors A.J. Catoline and Melissa McCoy say Rebecca and Nate will see some of the biggest character arcs of Season 3.

"[Nate's] on a trajectory, career wise…From season one as kitman, then he became a coach and now he's the coach of West Ham," Catoline said. "Jason is so very generous as a producer and creator. He gives all of the characters a storyline. I think that's why [the episodes] are so full…There so many storylines; he wants every character to have an arc."

Ted Lasso Season 3 Release Date

There's no official date yet, but Season 3 was originally expected to premiere sometime in the fall of 2022. TBD if they are still on schedule. Production for the season started back in February and is reportedly close to wrapping, so depending on editing, we might get lucky and see Season 3 in the fall, or maybe we'll get as a Christmas gift. We're keeping our fingers crossed that it arrives before 2023, but we'll see. 

Ted Lasso Season 3 Cast

Much of the cast will be back for Season 3, lead, of course, by Jason Sudeikis. A new addition has been confirmed with Jodi Balfour (The Crown, For All Mankind) joining the cast as Jack, a charming venture capitalist. We can't wait to see how this new character will fit in!

Season 3 Main Cast

  • Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso
  • Brett Goldstein - Roy Kent

  • Brendan Hunt - Coach Beard
  • Nick Mohammed - Nate Shelley
  • Hannah Waddingham - Rebecca Welton

  • Juno Temple - Keeley Jones

  • Jeremy Swift - Leslie Higgins
  • Toheeb Jimoh - Sam Obisanya

  • Cristo Fernández - Dani Rojas

  • Kola Bokinni - Isaac

Where to Watch Ted Lasso

Seasons 1 and 2 of Ted Lasso are available to stream on Apple TV+.

Ted Lasso

2 Seasons APPLE TV+
Local football coach Ted finds his life on a new path when he is recruited to manage a soccer team in England.
79   Metascore
2020 - 2021 TVMA Comedy