Despite the presence of an A-list comedy lead in Jason Sudeikis, Apple TV+’s sports comedy Ted Lasso surprised everyone when it was released in August 2020. Not only did it seemingly come out of nowhere, but the show’s origin—being based on a series of commercials from half a decade ago for soccer on NBC Sports Network—is admittedly rather unorthodox. But then it went and became one of the best new shows of 2020.
The thing is, though, those commercials were hilarious back then, and the show managed to pull off a rarity: the character of Ted Lasso himself not only remains great, but got even better when fleshed out into a full-series character. The show itself is never sub-par, but it certainly gets better and better as it moves through the 10 episodes of its first season and the titular coach begins to change everyone in his orbit with his infectious positivity. Sudeikis has the talent as a performer where he can be a jerk if you want him to (thinking a little bit of Horrible Bosses or We’re The Millers), but his characters always have a likability to them.
That’s probably why Ted Lasso seems to work so well— it leans all the way into this Sudeikis-ism. And where Season 1 finds audiences, like Ted, learning about the new setting, the new goals, and all the new characters, (while even transforming the moods of a few former front office cynics along the way), Season 2 should have the chance to even further expand the show’s sports comedy footprint.
Here’s what we know about the upcoming Ted Lasso Season 2.
When will Ted Lasso Season 2 be released?
We don’t have an exact date yet on when you’ll be able to watch the first episodes of Ted Lasso Season 2 (Apple TV+ typically releases episodes of its show on a weekly basis, a few episodes at a time), but we have a general idea.
Season 1 was released in August 2020, and Season 2 began production back in January of 2021.
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