Ted Lasso is one of the most beloved streaming series out there. Premiering in August 2020 on AppleTV+, Jason Sudeikis’ sports dramedy captured a lot of hearts and has likewise captured a whole bunch of Emmy Awards. Unfortunately, fans of the series were just dealt some sad news — season 3 is likely to be the show’s last.
The news comes from the Sunday Times (via Variety) who spoke to Ted Lasso writer and actor Brett Goldstein — he plays the aging midfielder Roy Kent — earlier this week. Goldstein confirmed that the final season is being written as the end of the series. “We are writing it like that,” Goldstein said. “It was planned as three. Spoiler alert — everyone dies.” We’re going to go out on a limb and say that last part was a joke, but we’re pretty sure he meant the rest of it.
This isn’t the first time the third season of Ted Lasso has been mentioned as a possible ending. Series co-creator and lead Jason Sudeikis told Entertainment Weekly last June that he envisioned a “three-season arc” for the story when he first pitched it. However, he hasn’t completely ruled out continuing after season 3. “I’m glad they are willing to pay for those three seasons,” Sudeikis told EW. “As far as what happens after that, who knows? I don’t.”
Brett Goldstein has proven to be the breakout star of Ted Lasso. The English actor, comedian, and writer has enjoyed a number of wonderful honors since appearing on the sports dramedy. One of those Emmy Awards the series boasts went to Goldstein in 2020 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. And Ted Lasso won’t be the only Apple TV+ series he leaves his mark on. Goldstein is one of the co-creators — along with Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence and How I Met Your Mother‘s Jason Siegel — of the upcoming comedy series Shrinking. The series will star Harrison Ford in his very first TV series as Dr. Phil Rhodes, a therapist who receives a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Siegel and Jessica Williams (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) star as his proteges, who each are struggling with their own issues.
Brett Goldstein is, by the way, a human. We know you probably didn’t need that information, but apparently it was something of a controversial subject on Reddit some months ago. Back in September, the Ted Lasso star took to Instagram to address the Reddit-born rumors that he was not a human being, but a VFX creation of Ted Lasso. Goldstein chose to deal with the rumors by appearing as an Apple emoji in an obscenity-laced statement, assuring his fans he was a “completely real, normal human man” who happens to live in a VFX house. You can watch that video below.
Parade reports that Ted Lasso‘s third season began filming in March. There’s no firm release date yet on the third season, though Variety assures us it is expected to stream before the end of 2022.