Ted Lasso brings more funny as the award-winning Apple TV+ sports comedy, starring Jason Sudeikis, comes back for its season season.
The second season launch puts Sudeikis and company in the spotlight as the show campaigns for the current Emmy season. Last year, the series arrived as many fans were in much need of laughs. during the pandemic. While we’re almost on the other side of this thing, the new season brings about some much-needed laughs. According to my interview (coming soon!) with actor/co-creator Brendan Hunt, don’t expect the third season to hit the screen until some time in 2022!
It’s been fun getting to watch Sudeikis grow in his comedic talents beyond his time on Saturday Night Live. Sudeikis is a natural when it comes to comedy. It goes without saying that I love his work in the series. He’s coming off of both a Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award for the performance. This certainly bodes well for the Emmy Awards later this year but one should never take anything for granted. If the first half of season two is indication, Sudeikis and company will be right back in the running next year.
Press were given the chance to screen the first six episodes of the new season for review. What I love about this season’s offering is that there are ample moments to see him grow as a character. In general, a comedy would see characters doing things that are absolutely absurd but this series keep things as realistic as possible. They find humor–even in the small things. They have no shortage of opportunities where they could opt to go down the absurd direction. Instead, they keep these characters human and the comedy just comes naturally from situations. It is a series about an American football coach going across the pond to coach a British soccer team, AFC Richmond! This season will also have an episode taking place over the holiday season. To nobody’s surprise, a holiday classic makes a brief appearance.
I would be remiss if I didn’t note the Chicago improv tribute. I love how they pay tribute to Martin de Maat in the locker room. While there isn’t a character with the name, the locker room tribute is a lovely honor for the late Second City artistic director.
There are laughs aplenty in Ted Lasso and you don’t even have to be a soccer fan to enjoy the series.
CREATED BY: Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold, Lisa Katzer
CAST: Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed, Sarah Niles