By Tom Power, Harry Shepherd
Ted Lasso season 2 is out now on Apple TV Plus
Ted Lasso season 2, Apple TV Plus (opens in new tab)' hit TV show that's about more than soccer, has finally arrived.
The next chapter in Ted and AFC Richmond's journey has landed and, given how much we enjoyed its first episode, it could to be a contender for 2021's end of year TV show lists just like its predecessor was.
The Apple TV Plus original series has been a surprise smash hit among viewers and critics, and it's already been renewed for season 3. That means there'll be even more comedy capers for Ted and AFC Richmond in the future.
Right now, though, you're here to get the lowdown on everything to do with Ted Lasso season 2.
Below, we'll explain more about its episodic release schedule, plot details, new additions to the cast, how many episodes there will be in season 2, how you can get your hands on some official merchandise and more.
A ward of warning, though: we'll be dealing with spoilers for the first season throughout, so ensure you've watched it in its entirety before proceeding. Get ready: it's nearly time to believe again.
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Ted Lasso season 2 release date: July 23
Ted Lasso season 2 launched on Friday, July 23. Season 2's first episode premiered on this date, with new instalments releasing every Friday after that. This is a slight change from season 1's release schedule, and falls in line with the weekly episodic schedule employed by the likes of Disney Plus.
However, some Apple TV Plus subscribers may finally have to pay for the privilege of watching content on the streamer. According to The Verge (opens in new tab), early adopters of Apple TV Plus have been able to watch all of its content for nothing due to the streaming service's one-year free trial offering.
Per Variety (opens in new tab), 62% of all Apple TV Plus subscribers are currently making use of the streamer's free 12-month promotional offer, which users can get from buying Apple hardware devices, including Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones.
For viewers who received their offers as part of an Apple produce purchase in 2020, those free subscriptions are set to run out on July 1, 2021. Any Apple TV Plus customers who haven't been paying for the service, then, will likely have to sign up for a $4.99 a month subscription to watch Ted Lasso season 2.
If you have a PlayStation 5 console, however, you can get a six-month free trial by downloading the Apple TV Plus app onto your gaming device. Just make sure you cancel your subscription before the trial runs out or you'll be automatically enrolled onto its $4.99 a month basic subscription package.
Ted Lasso season 2 trailer: check out the latest video
Ahead of season 2's arrival, Apple released a new official trailer for everyone's favorite US soccer coach.
It's only 75 seconds long, but the latest video is packed with the show's trademark humor and heart – and there's even a hilarious scene where Ted showcases his angry side to his players once more.
Check out the latest trailer below:
The first trailer debuted at Apple's 2021 spring event. As you'd expect, there are plenty of funny moments between Ted, AFC Richmond's staff and the first-team squad, as well as some soccer-based action and other dramatic moments:
Season 2. July 23. Kindness is making a comeback. #TedLassoCatch up on Season 1, exclusively on Apple TV+ https://t.co/i2YaFnPLjZ pic.twitter.com/7KN3TMipJ9April 20, 2021
There was also a smattering of new footage in a new Apple TV Plus Summer 2021 and Beyond trailer, although it didn't reveal much more about Ted Lasso season 2's plot:
Ted Lasso season 2 episodes: how many are there?
As confirmed by Collider (opens in new tab), season 2 of Ted Lasso will be longer than season 1.
Apple TV Plus picked the show up for 12 episodes instead of 10 this time, simply for story-based reasons, and each entry will be between 30 and 40 minutes in length. Who doesn't want a little bit more of Ted in their lives, eh?
Ted Lasso season 2 plot: life in the lower leagues
Spoilers for Ted Lasso season 1 follow.
While we've seen the first batch of season 2's episodes, we can't disclose what happens for spoiler reasons. However, what we can say is where season 2 may go, based on what fans of the show know by the end of season 1.
In the season finale, we watched as AFC Richmond were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship. This came courtesy of a last-minute winner for Manchester City, with the goal set up by none other than Jamie Tartt, who had been on loan at Richmond earlier in the season but was recalled midway through season 1.
The football side of Ted Lasso will likely be preoccupied with adjusting to the new level, then, but we suspect that AFC Richmond will be promoted straight back to England's top tier in season 2.
Why? Well, it would certainly buy into Ted Lasso's theme of unwavering optimism in the face of adversity. Given the proposed three-season arc, too, Richmond could then battle for the Premier League title in season 3 as Ted and Richmond owner Rebecca Welton discuss in season 1's finale. Well, strange things can happen in football.
While Tartt’s loan spell was terminated in season 1, Lasso’s unique coaching methods and emphasis on teamwork clearly won Jamie over. Perhaps Tartt will turn his back on his abusive father for good and help Richmond on the way to a Premier League return. We live in hope, especially if Ted has had that much of an impact on him, so fingers crossed that he returns to the Greyhounds' squad.
Of course, Ted Lasso is more about the players, staff and their families than it is the football. We may also see Rebecca’s continued feud with her ex-husband (Anthony Head), Roy adjusting to life out of the first team and with girlfriend Keeley, and Ted’s struggles with his divorce and distance from his family, among other new storylines.
If anything, season 2 sounds like it'll be a wild ride. In an interview with Collider (opens in new tab), Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca Welton) compared Ted Lasso season 2 to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
If The Empire Strikes Back was anything to go by, we suspect that AFC Richmond are gearing up to hit back at their critics and win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. It's that, or they'll be getting out the lightsabers and force powers to defeat the opposition.
Finally, we're hoping that more of Richmond's other players will get their share of the limelight. We'd certainly like to see Dani Rojas and Sam Obisanya get more screen time, given how important they are to the team.
In an interview with Vanity Fair (opens in new tab), Ted Lasso co-writer Brett Goldstein, who also portrays Roy Kent in the show, seemingly teased this prospect when he recounted his favorite moments from season 1, so there's every chance we'll dive into these characters more in season 2.
Ted Lasso season 2 cast: getting the squad back together
Many of Ted Lasso's season 1 cast are returning for season 2:
- Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso
- Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton
- Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent
- Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard
- Nick Mohammed as Nathan "Nate the Great" Shelley
- Juno Temple as Keely Jones
- Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins
- Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt
- Toheeb Jimoh and Sam Obisanya
- Cristo Fernandez as Dani Rojas
- James Lance as Trent Crimm
- Kola Bokinni as Isaac, Richmond's vice-captain
- Annette Badland as Mae, the pub landlord
There’s no Ted Lasso without the man himself, who Sudeikis plays in the show. Lasso was pictured next to Coach Beard and Nate the Great in Apple’s season 2 production announcement, so they're all returning.
We’ll see plenty of other familiar faces, such as Richmond chairman Rebecca Welton and Keeley Jones, who is now working for Welton as the team's sponsorship lead.
Jamie Tartt may have returned to Manchester City, but the door has certainly been left open for the star to rescue Richmond from their Championship perils. The legendarily grumpy Roy Kent whose career is up in the air due to a knee injury suffered against Manchester City, but he'll be returning, too.
Teams tend to change significantly when they drop divisions, especially from the Premier League to the Championship, so there’s a sensible opportunity for co-creator Bill Lawrence to sign some new players for Richmond. We won't spoil whether there will be new faces to fall in love with, even though we know if there is or not.
We do know about at least one new backroom addition, though. In March 2021, it was confirmed on Deadline that actress Sarah Niles joined Ted Lasso season 2 as Doctor Sharon Fieldstone, a sports psychologist who begins working with AFC Richmond's players.
In an Entertainment Weekly interview (opens in new tab), Niles explained how Sharon will factor into season 2's plot, and whether she'll be the latest individual that Ted wins over with his signature charm and love for biscuits.
this man having no idea he was talking to the ted lasso cast and them pretending dani rojas is a real person pic.twitter.com/yXoLhVDKNKMay 17, 2021
Niles revealed that Sharon is coming in to the club to "sort a few things out", and that viewers can expect her character to be "straight-talking, very kind and wants the best for everyone". Niles also hinted that there would be a "few more roller coasters" for fans to enjoy or endure, too, when season 2 rolls around.
As for how she'll get on with Ted, Niles teased that Sharon, like everyone else that AFC Richmond's manager has encountered, might not initially realize that he's serious about his job.
"Ifeel like he's gone on a journey to get to this point and to get the trust of the team in him," Niles said. "And it's interesting when you get another person that comes in to this space, into this kind of family, and how everything has to shift around that. So I think the character Sharon has one motive and one idea of how it's going to play, and she might be pleasantly surprised by how things turn out."
Season 1's supporting cast member should also return, including Mae the pub landlord, The Independent reporter Trent Crimm and commentator Arlo White, who portrays himself in the show.
Will there be more than three seasons of Ted Lasso?
We certainly hope so. However, while the early season 3 renewal is cause for celebration, it’s worth knowing that this may be all we get.
Interviewed by his good friends Zach Braff and Donald Faison on the duo's Fake Doctors, Real Friends (opens in new tab) podcast about old show Scrubs, Lawrence warned that “Ted Lasso is a three-season show” owing to Jason Sudeikis’ busy life and young family. Should season 3 be the final instalment in the series, Lawrence also confirmed that there is a planned resolution for the TV show's end.
That said, it hasn't exactly been ruled out by Sudeikis, Hunt or Lawrence. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab), the trio said that Ted Lasso was mapped out as a three-season story, but all hinted at the prospect of more seasons (or a follow-up special) if there's a natural way to continue Ted's story.
Official Ted Lasso merchandise is finally on sale
Fans of Ted Lasso have been wondering for some time if they'll be able to get their hands on some official merchandise. Now, Lawrence has confirmed that viewers will be able to purchase items including AFC Richmond jerseys and training tops ahead of season 2's premiere.
A basic jersey and other merchandise, including mugs, are now available to purchase at the Ted Lasso Warner Bros. shop (opens in new tab). Professional AFC Richmond kits, however, won't be dropping until September:
📢🚨 2021 Richmond gear is finally here.Official merch now available at https://t.co/9UQ7ylrZjo pic.twitter.com/1wUlDx4RD2June 21, 2021
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What does Ted Lasso season 3 come out? ›
The show lovers will also get plenty more information about the third season of one of the best Apple TV Plus shows of all time, too. That includes its Cast, Episodes, Premiere, and Storyline. Ted Lasso's season 3 release date has been announced, Ted Lasso's Season 3 will be Premier on 15 March 2023.Where is Ted Lasso filmed? ›
If you caught the first two seasons of Apple TV+'s hilarious, heartwarming comedy, which centres around an upbeat American football coach transplanted across the pond to manage the fictional Premier League team AFC Richmond, you'll know that London (and the Ted Lasso filming locations it provides) are almost as ...Is Roy Kent based on Roy Keane? ›
The character of Roy Kent is based on Irish footballer Roy Keane. Keane played in the Premier League from 1992 to 2006 for both Nottingham Forest and, more famously, Manchester United. Like Roy Kent, Keane was also team captain and was famous for his temper and aggression, both on and off the field.When was Ted Lasso season 2 released? ›
The first season of ten episodes premiered on Apple TV+ on August 14, 2020, with three episodes followed by weekly installments. A second season of 12 episodes premiered on July 23, 2021. In October 2020, the series was renewed for a third season, which will premiere on March 15, 2023.Is Ted Lasso season 3 the final season? ›
As Rolling Stone's Alan Sepinwall writes in our Ted Lasso review, “Apple has not, however, officially dubbed this the third and final season, and it's hard to imagine the streamer easily letting go of by far its biggest success story.”How many episodes are in Ted Lasso season 3? ›
The fact that folks will want more and are curious beyond more than what they don't even know yet—that being Season 3—it's flattering. Maybe by May 31, once all 12 episodes of the season [have been released], they're like, 'Man, you know what, we get it, we're fine.Is Ted Lasso Based on a true story? ›
Ted Lasso is not based on a true story, but the show does draw from real-life inspirations. The show was initially conceived by stars Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt – who play Lasso and Coach Beard, respectively – over 20 years ago, when the pair were performing as improv comedy troupe Boom Chicago.Is Dubai Air real? ›
Dubai Air is a fictional airline featured in the Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso and was the main sponsor of AFC Richmond. Their logo got pride of place on the club's team jerseys, and within the Dogtrack. Many surfaces in the stadium were plastered with the logo.Is Richmond a real football team? ›
AFC Richmond is a popular, fictional football club on the Apple TV show that has received numerous accolades.Is Ted Lasso scripted or improv? ›
Brett Goldstein and Juno Temple in "Ted Lasso," now streaming on Apple TV+. Ted Lasso is a scripted show that is not improvised.
What English town is Ted Lasso filmed in? ›
According to The Cinemaholic, the producers were adamant that it be shot in the U.K. to “feel authentic." As a result, they opted to shoot at the West London Film Studios in Hayes, Hillingdon, and used real sports venues throughout the show to make sure the games looked real.Who is Dani Rojas based on? ›
Where Dani Rojas Inspiration Hernández Is Now. After playing for Manchester United from 2010-2015, Ted Lasso inspiration Chicharito played in the German Bundesliga for three years as a member of Bayer Leverkusen, where he was named Bundesliga Player of the Month several times.Who is Ted Lasso wife? ›
Michelle Lasso is a recurring character featured in the Apple TV+, Ted Lasso. She is the wife and later ex-wife of Ted Lasso as they get divorced in the middle of the series.
Resurrecting A Friendship
She calls Rebecca as 'Stinky' — initially as a mean to poisoned the young Rebecca's reputation with their classmates, but they formed a friendship, and the nickname stuck.
Is Ted Lasso on Netflix or Amazon Prime? No, Ted Lasso is an Apple TV+ exclusive, so you won't find it on any other streaming service.What nationality is Jason Sudeikis? ›
Daniel Jason Sudeikis (/sʊˈdeɪkɪs/ suu-DAY-kiss; born September 18, 1975) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer.What is the Roy Kent effect? ›
In true reporters not knowing how to talk to Roy Kent, he is asked about the Roy Kent effect. In the show, it's the idea that Roy's return to AFC Richmond is what is helping them win. Or that his tough love with Isaac is what snapped him out of it enough to get him back in the game in "Rainbow".What is Ted Lasso motto? ›
Getty. “If you care about someone, and you got a little love in your heart, there ain't nothing you can't get through together.”Where did the name Ted Lasso come from? ›
Ted Lasso is one of the most beloved shows on TV. But not many people realize the character actually originated in an ad campaign, many years ago, for NBC Sports and its inaugural season of Premier League soccer coverage.
Is it safe to fly in Dubai? ›
While residents and visitors generally find a safe and secure environment in the UAE, the country continues to face the threat of terrorism. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, and local government facilities.What country is Dubai in? ›
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is situated in the Southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. In December 1971, the UAE became a federation of six emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, and Fujairah, while the seventh emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation in 1972.Where do planes land in Dubai? ›
Dubai International Airport is situated in the Al Garhoud district, 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) east of Dubai and spread over an area of 7,200 acres (2,900 ha) of land. Terminal 3 is the second-largest building in the world by floor space and the largest airport terminal in the world.Is West Ham a real team? ›
West Ham United Football Club is an English professional football club that plays its home matches in Stratford, East London. The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.What club is Richmond based on? ›
The club that Lasso manages, AFC Richmond, is not a real team, but is claimed to have drawn its inspiration from Crystal Palace.Where is Ted Lasso filmed in Richmond? ›
The Prince's Head in Richmond, England, serves as the Crown & Anchor pub in Apple TV's "Ted Lasso."What accent does Jamie Tartt have? ›
Dunster, who is nothing like Jamie in real life, discovered the character's Mancunian accent, which was not originally scripted, as he began to make Jamie his own. The regional dialect, akin to a strong Boston accent in the U.S., stuck.Is Ted Lasso based on Jim Harbaugh? ›
Michigan football coach returns the favor. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jim Harbaugh brought it up.How did Olivia Wilde meet Jason Sudeikis? ›
Wilde and Sudeikis meet in 2011
They first met while at a Saturday Night Live finale party in May 2011. According to Sudeikis, they "hit it off that night" but it would take a while -- coupled with a friend getting in the middle of things -- before they'd exchange numbers.
Le Tucci restaurant is fictional and it's a reference to Stanley Tucci who is an actor but also a food critic with his own foodie show Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (2021).
Was Ted Lasso filmed during pandemic? ›
Similarly, Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso, though it was a quarantine hit, exists in a suspended reality that allowed for a blissfully pandemic-free second season.What team is Ted Lasso based on? ›
Ted Lasso revolves around an English club by the name of AFC Richmond, who at the start of the show were competing in the Premier League. Also known as the Greyhounds, Richmond isn't a club in real life and was created solely for the show.Is Dani canonically female? ›
They are either male or female depending on the player's choice. Unlike the previous two games, Dani is more heavily involved in the plot and is a fully-voiced protagonist, with the male Dani being voiced by Sean Rey and the female Dani being voiced by Nisa Gunduz.Which Dani is canon? ›
The Dani Rojas choice is cosmetic and doesn't affect gameplay or the story. To quote Ubisoft, "both Danis are equal, both are canon"Is Roy Kent a real soccer player? ›
The Roy Kent character in Ted Lasso is heavily inspired by the real-life superstar Roy Keane. In the show, Kent is well respected by his teammates and after a glittering career, where he won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, he is currently in his last lap and has hence joined AFC Richmond.Do Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis get along? ›
Olivia Wilde's Relationship With Ex Jason Sudeikis Has Apparently Gotten A Lot Better Since Her Split With Harry Styles. Olivia and Jason dated from 2011 to 2020 and share two children.Is Olivia Wilde married to Harry Styles? ›
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles have reportedly ended their relationship. Wilde and her children were spotted at Styles' Nov.Is Jason Sudeikis married to Olivia? ›
“It was unpleasant”: Olivia Wilde and Her Ex-Husband Jason Sudeikis Were Struggling to Save Their Marriage Long Before Harry Styles Came into the Picture.Who is the father of Olivia Wildes children? ›
Wilde began dating American actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis in November 2011. They became engaged in January 2013. The couple have two children: a son, born in 2014, and a daughter, born in 2016.What happened to Jason Sudeikis wife? ›
Like any relationship that ends, it doesn't end overnight. Unfortunately, Jason and I had a very bumpy road, and we officially dissolved the relationship towards the beginning of the pandemic," Wilde revealed. "We were raising two kids during lockdown, so we co-parented through that time.
Who is Higgins real wife? ›
An additional gift for the actor on the set included an appearance from Higgins' wife, who is played on the show by Swift's real-life wife, Mary Roscoe!Is Ted Lasso in love with Rebecca? ›
While Ted and Rebecca began as foils, they have developed a deep admiration for one another. And while the show has hinted at one day putting them together, their relationship has yet to turn romantic.Where can I watch Ted Lasso Season 3? ›
The first episode of Ted Lasso season three drops on Apple TV+ on March 15. New episodes will premiere Wednesdays. Not subscribed? Apple TV+ is $6.99 a month after a one-week free trial.Who is the little girl in Ted Lasso? ›
Since 2020, Waddingham has portrayed Rebecca Welton, the owner of AFC Richmond on the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. The show has been praised for its "refreshing" portrayal of a supportive female friendship between Rebecca and Juno Temple's character, Keeley.Can you get Ted Lasso on Netflix? ›
Is Ted Lasso on Netflix or Amazon Prime? No, Ted Lasso is an Apple TV+ exclusive, so you won't find it on any other streaming service. Where Can I Watch Ted Lasso?How many episodes of Ted Lasso are available? › Was Jason Sudeikis engaged to Olivia? ›
Sudeikis and Wilde call off engagement
ET confirmed in November 2020 that they ended their engagement after seven years. "There was absolutely no drama or scandal, they just didn't work as a couple anymore," said a source at the time. "If you're looking for a juicy story, there just isn't one."
Ted Lasso is not based on a true story, but the show does draw from real-life inspirations. The show was initially conceived by stars Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt – who play Lasso and Coach Beard, respectively – over 20 years ago, when the pair were performing as improv comedy troupe Boom Chicago.Who is Jason Sudeikis's wife? › Who does Rebecca sleep with in Ted Lasso? ›
'Ted Lasso': Jason Sudeikis Thinks Rebecca Has a Soulmate — But Her Soulmate Isn't Sam. In season 2 of Ted Lasso, Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) has an affair with AFC Richmond player Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh).
Who does Ted Lasso marry? ›
Michelle Lasso is a recurring character featured in the Apple TV+, Ted Lasso. She is the wife and later ex-wife of Ted Lasso as they get divorced in the middle of the series. As Henry Lasso's mother, she gets a custody of him because Ted is living in London while both mother and son are living in Kansas.