The new interview with the showrunner of Ted Lasso in the columns of HollywoodReporter tells us that Jason Sudeikis, the main role, chooses to focus on his family life in priority. For the author, this is therefore a harbinger of an end to the series.
Ted Lasso has been broadcast on Apple TV+ since 2020 and is one of the most popular productions on the American platform. The content has been awarded several Emmy Awards and offers other choice actors on the bill, such as Hannah Waddingham, Nick Mohammed or Juno Temple.
According to Bill Lawrence, co-creator of Ted Lasso, the series will only be able to continue if Sudeikis is available. However, this one has two children and it is logically complicated to be away from them because of the filming (installed in London). For the producer, the series should therefore end next yeareven if a longer script development is proposed.
This news may disappoint many fans, but it has already been preceded by a similar announcement that only three seasons would be in the cards. It was then the same person who explained the reasons.
Bill Lawrence at the helm
It is therefore Bill Lawrence who is at the helm of Ted Lasso. The American also hides behind Shrinkinganother comedy series in the works for Apple TV+ starring Jason Segel (The Sky Is Everywhere, come sunday, Sex with friends), Harrison Ford (Star Wars, IndianaJones, The Ender’s Game), Jessica Williams (People Places Things, Girls, Fantastic Beasts) and Christa Miller (The Andromeda Menace, Private Practice, Whiskey Rider).
If the future of Ted Lasso promises to be quite gloomy, however, it happens that canceled series end up making their return to the small screen thanks to a redemption of rights by another channel or streaming platform.
Apple TV+ subscribers will also be able to watch other series, such as Tehran, Prehistoric Planet Where Now and Then. The catalog is available for 4.99 euros per month and per user, and may soon also feature VR content thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Jon Favreau.
By: Keleops AG