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Season 3 Will Be the Last for 'Ted Lasso,' But There May Be More 'Roy Kent'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 7, 2023 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | March 7, 2023 |


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Season three of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso will premiere next Wednesday, March 15th. It will be the last season of Ted Lasso, according to the man who plays the character, Jason Sudeikis.

“This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell,” Sudeikis told Deadline. “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. We don’t need anymore, we got it.’ But until that time comes, I will appreciate the curiosity beyond what we’ve come up with so far.”

This has been Sudeikis’ plan since the beginning, and I’m honestly glad to see that he’s sticking to it, despite the success of the series, the biggest breakout for Apple TV+ so far. The end of Ted Lasso, however, does not necessarily mean the end of the Ted Lasso universe, as Sudeikis coyly explains.

“Yeah, I think that we’ve set the table for all sorts of folks … to get to watch the further telling of these stories. Again, I can’t help but take the question as flattery for what all of us that were working on the show has tried to do. It’s really kind of folks to even consider that because you never know what’s gonna happen when you make things. The fact that people want more, even if it’s a different avenue is lovely.”

So, a different avenue presumably means spin-offs, although it is unclear where it might spin off. Roy Kent and Keeley Jones could get their own show, maybe Nathan Shelley tries to pick up the pieces of his career after the events of season three, maybe a series about Rebecca and Sam. My guess is that Sudeikis is done, but maybe Coach Beard could return to the States and take over another team.

Or maybe they all leave near perfection alone and just zip it up for good after the May 31st finale. I’ll miss the characters, but there is something to be said for leaving well enough alone.

Source: Deadline