A trailer for Ted Lasso season 2 shows the very first footage and a July release date. Season 1 of the Jason Sudeikis-led comedy premiered in August of 2020 to much acclaim. The Apple TV+ series was nominated for a slew of awards, including a Golden Globe and a SAG Award win because of its celebrity Sudeikis. Apple has shown a great deal of confidence in Ted Lasso and is positioning it as its flagship series. It was renewed for another season just days after its premiere and has been picked to get a third following its inaugural season debuted to record-breaking amounts for the fledgeling streaming service.
Based on a set of promos starring Sudeikis for NBC’s coverage of Premier League soccer, Ted Lasso follows its titular American football coach, who’s unexpectedly recruited to handle a struggling English Premier League team, AFC Richmond. Though he’s got no experience coaching soccer, Ted Lasso approaches the work with the same endless positivity he exhibited as a soccer coach at Wichita State. The show also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Goldstein, Phil Dunster, and Nick Mohammed.
During an event held today, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that season 2 of Ted Lasso would debut July 23rd and introduced a teaser trailer to supplement the information. Many of the beloved characters from season 1 exist in the two-minute trailer, along with a concise look at the team’s brand new sports psychologist Sharon (played with I May Destroy You’s Sarah Niles). Watch Ted Lasso season 2 teaser below:
Season two will reportedly follow Lasso’s club throughout a season of chaos, as they were recently demoted to a lesser league. According to showrunner Bill Lawrence, season 2 will not compose the coronavirus pandemic to the story, as several different shows have done. There is also no indication that the newly-created European Super League will be a plot point in season 2.
Even though season 2 of Ted Lasso will likely be two episodes longer than season 1, it is unclear how many episodes will be available for streaming on July 23rd. Season 1 created three episodes on its releasing date before transitioning to a weekly release schedule. According to the recently released trailer, the sophomore season appears to be full of Ted Lasso’s hope, optimism, and underdog determination as a folksy football trainer, although it seems AFC Richmond’s losing streak is far from over. Season 2 of Ted Lasso debuts on July 23rd.