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Ted Lasso star/writer says third season planned as the last

June 14th, 2022 by Marc Comments


So, while we here at FTN focus on sci-fi/fantasy content, one show that we discuss that isn’t part of that collection is Ted Lasso.

One of the main reasons we do this is because during the dark days of the last two years, Ted Lasso was a true beacon and kept our spirits up once a week for about half an hour and not only that, but it’s just bloody great too.

Telling the story of an American football coach, Ted Lasso, played by the brilliant Jason Sudeikis, who travels to England to become the manager of a football team, the show is just happiness in a TV screen.

But it seems that the two seasons we have had are leading up to the final season.

This is devastating news.

However, in the series’ context, it makes sense. When Ted joined the team they were kicked out of the Premier League. In the second season they got back in. I’m betting in season 3 they win it, drawing it all to a happy conclusion.

Now writer/star Brett Goldstein, above, who plays Roy Kent in the series has said that the plan was always to wrap after season 3 and they’re sticking with that plan.

“We are writing it like that,” Goldstein says, “It was planned as three – spoiler alert – everyone dies.”

That part was a joke. Probably.

In the past, co-creator Sudeikis said that envisioned as a three-series story, so this seems to line up with what Goldstein is saying.

While I love this series, I like when shows are given the chance to end as originally planned and we can always rewatch – and we will – but not having more Ted every year is going to be a blow. Still, not set in stone yet, so don’t panic just yet.

The series stars Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live), Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones), Brendan Hunt (We’re the Millers), Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey), Juno Temple (The Other Boleyn Girl), Brett Goldstein (Derek), Phil Dunster (The Good Liar), and Nick Mohammed (Intelligence).

Source: The Sunday Times

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….