The wait is finally over for fans of the hit show Ted Lasso, as season 3 premiered on March 15, 2023, on Apple TV+. The new season is set to build upon the events of the previous season, with AFC Richmond facing new challenges both on and off the field.
One of their own, former assistant coach Nate, has defected to rival club West Ham, causing tension and drama. This article provides a quick rundown of where each character left off in season 2 and highlights the cast and plot for season 3. Despite some changes, the show’s beloved characters are still present and ready to win.
Ted Lasso Season 3: Where to watch
Ted Lasso Season three premiered on March 15, 2023, on Apple TV+ in the UAE, and everywhere else the service is available. New episodes for this comedy series will follow weekly on Wednesdays for you to catch up with your favourite characters and see what kind of trouble they get into next.
Want to revisit the first two seasons? Relive the ups and downs of Ted’s journey as he navigates the challenges of coaching a British soccer team with his signature charm and wit. Fire up the Apple streaming service and binge-watch to your heart’s content.
The first season of this heartwarming show had ten amazing episodes, and the second season delivered twelve before ending with an epic hour-long finale. Season 3 is confirmed to have 12 episodes as well.
Ted Lasso: Where we left off in Season 2
If you’re like us, you might have forgotten some of the juicy details from the end of season two. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with a quick and snappy rundown of where each character left off.
First up, we have Ted Lasso. The lovable coach is in a bit of a pickle, questioning his decision to take the job at AFC Richmond and feeling uncertain about his future in England, especially since it’s taking him away from his son. To add to his stress, journalist Trent Crimm exposes Ted’s struggle with panic attacks in a story for The Independent. But Ted makes amends with the team and apologizes for not being upfront with them.
Next, we have Keeley. The PR queen is offered the opportunity to lead her firm after the success of her Bantr campaign with the team. Even though it means leaving Richmond, she decides to take the chance. She’s hesitant to tell Rebecca, but Higgins reminds her that a great mentor knows when it’s time to move on.
Roy, on the other hand, is feeling a little lost in his relationship with Keeley. When he finds out he’s been cut out of her Vanity Fair shoot, he tries to make it up to her with a grand gesture. But things don’t go as planned, and Keeley rejects his offer to go on vacation together. Their relationship ends the season on shaky ground.
Nate, the once timid assistant coach, is finally fed up with feeling overlooked and underappreciated by Ted. He confronts Ted at halftime and expresses his frustration with the coach’s lack of attention towards him. After a string of bad decisions, Nate ends up leaving Richmond to join the coaching staff of West Ham United, which happens to be owned by Rebecca’s ex-husband, Rupert.
Rebecca, however, remains a supportive friend to Ted and celebrates the team’s success in making it to the Premier League. She also learns of Rupert’s purchase of West Ham, which gives her some insight into his motives for giving back his shares in Richmond.
Sam, the young and talented footballer, is offered the chance to leave Richmond and play for a new African Football Club. But after some reflection, he decides to stay and continue his journey with the Greyhounds. He even purchases a property with plans to open a Nigerian restaurant.
And lastly, we have Trent Crimm, the journalist who exposed Ted’s struggles with anxiety. He gets fired from The Independent for revealing his source (Nate) but hopes to cross paths with Ted again soon. Sharon, the team’s therapist, also leaves in the penultimate episode, leaving us unsure if she’ll return.
Ted Lasso Cast: Jason Sudeikis and Nick Mohammed return
All the essential players are coming back, and they’re bringing their A-game! Although some of the crew may be in a different position from when we first met them, we can guarantee they’ll still be just as loveable.
Jason Sudeikis will continue to play the relentlessly positive Ted Lasso, with Brendan Hunt by his side as Coach Beard. Brett Goldstein and Jeremy Swift will also return as Roy Kent and Higgins, completing the “Diamond Dogs” crew.
Sadly, Nate “the great” (Nick Mohammed) won’t return to AFC Richmond, as he’s now part of the team at West Ham, working alongside Anthony Head’s Rupert. But don’t worry, the rest of the gang is still here and ready to win!
Hannah Waddingham will be reprising her role as the fierce team owner Rebecca Welton, with Juno Temple returning as her witty best friend and PR guru Keeley Jones. And we can’t forget about the other players on the team: Phil Dunster (Jamie Tartt), Toheeb Jimoh (Sam Obisanya), Cristo Fernández (Dani Rojas), Kola Bokinni (Isaac), and Billy Harris (Colin).
So get your pom-poms ready because it’s time to cheer on the gang at AFC Richmond as they tackle the challenges of a new season!
Plot for the new season
Season three of Ted Lasso is expected to build upon the natural progression from season two. In this new instalment, AFC Richmond will face a fresh set of adversaries, both on and off the field. With the mission of regaining their former glory, the players must maintain a clear separation between their personal lives and the game. However, this is easier said than done, as one of their own has defected to the dark side.
Nate, once a member of AFC Richmond, has become the coach for rival club West Ham. To make matters worse, this club is run by Rebecca’s detestable ex-husband, Rupert. In his newfound position, Nate went so far as to tear down Ted’s iconic ‘Believe’ banner, shocking the actor who plays his part and audiences alike.
Nick Mohammed recently revealed to the BBC, “I’m effectively the villain in it now, which is a funny place to find myself. I gasped when I was first told about it. I was literally like, ‘No, you can’t do that!’ It felt very significant and I was like: ‘Oh God you’re really testing your audience,’ and good on them. It was a proper character journey but really, really fun to play.”
The question on everyone’s mind is whether Nate will be redeemed. Mohammed expressed uncertainty, stating, “I genuinely don’t know…We’ll see if Nate manages to find his way back to Richmond. But the thing with Ted Lasso is the audience is possibly expecting a redemption arc for Nate, and I’d like to see one, I think, because that would be nice. But equally, I could well imagine the writers thinking: ‘No, we’re going to turn it on its head’, because that’s what they did in season two, playing against everyone’s expectations, so he might be the one character they don’t redeem.”
Despite this uncertainty, fans can look forward to season three, which was confirmed in October 2020. It was initially assumed that this would be the show’s final season. The writing team previously hinted that three seasons was what they had in mind for their story. However, the leading man Jason Sudeikis revealed to Entertainment Weekly, “As far as what happens after that, who knows? I don’t know.”
If season two is anything to go by, fans can expect an exciting and action-packed journey in season three. The first order of business will be to defeat West Ham and win the Premier League. In addition, the team must also win back Nate from the dark side.
Will there be a Ted Lasso Season 4?
Fans are already eagerly asking for a fourth season to be announced. But sadly, this may be the last we see of our favourite characters for a while. In a recent interview, Jason Sudeikis hinted that Season 3 could be the end of the story they wanted to tell. Nevertheless, he appreciates fans’ interest and hopes they will enjoy the 12 episodes that will be released by May 31st.
Brendan Hunt, who plays Coach Beard and is also a writer for the show, concurred, stating, “I think we’ve always meant it to be three seasons. I think it would be pretty cool if, in the face of how much everyone likes this show, that we stick to our guns and really just do three seasons.” Bill Lawrence, the show’s co-creator, echoed this sentiment, insisting that the series was always meant to three-season.
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