See Ted Lasso’s Humble Beginnings in an NBC Sports Promo
The highly anticipated third (and rumored to be final) season of Ted Lasso premieres on Apple TV+ tomorrow (March 15), as we all wait to see what becomes of Coach Lasso and AFC Richmond as they attempt to get back into the Premier League.
Ted Lasso debuted in August of 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic. A little show starring a former Saturday Night Live cast member as an American football coach hired to run an English Premier League soccer club became a word of mouth smash. It was funny, it was dramatic, it was heartfelt, it was basically the warm hug that everyone needed at that moment in time.
The show went on to be nominated for 20 Emmys in two years with seven wins including back-to-back Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well back-to-back acting Emmys for Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein. What’s all the more incredible about all of the success is that the character of Ted Lasso was born for a promo for NBC Sports as they were launching their partnership with the Premier League.
60 Minutes did a terrific profile on Ted Lasso with creators Bill Lawrence, Brett Goldstein, and Sudeikis where they explain how they saw the character of Ted and how there was more to be developed outside of a four minute promo.
Season 3 of Ted Lasso premieres Wednesday March 15 on Apple TV+.