A brand new picture from season 2 of Apple TV+’s hit comedy Ted Lasso introduces audiences to the team’s new sports psychologist, Sarah Niles’ Sharon. First premiering in August 2020, the series centers on Jason Sudeikis’ titular college soccer coach as he’s recruited to coach an English Premier League team, despite having no experience in the field of soccer. Sudeikis leads an ensemble cast that includes Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, and Juno Temple.
Development on Ted Lasso began in October 2019 when Apple gave the project a direct-to-series arrangement with Sudeikis starring, producing, and co-developing. The character started in a series of advertisements for NBC Sports in 2013. Upon its introduction, Ted Lasso received excellent reviews from audiences and critics for its uplifting tone and humor. Sudeikis additionally made the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series for his work on season 1.
The new picture from season 2 of Ted Lasso gives viewers a proper introduction to Niles’ Sharon. Though remaining mum on details regarding her character, Niles notes her character will”develop against some immunity ” as those in the field of athletics still maintain”skepticism” about the profession of psychology.
Niles isn’t wrong whatsoever in her words about psychology and sports not moving hand-in-hand, making her character’s addition even more intriguing. HBO’s Ballers explored elements of the two worlds colliding, but as it was loosely connected to the sports world, Ted Lasso ought to be a better launchpad into a real and timely territory. While season 1 of this show was shown to be the optimistic catharsis viewers needed while stuck at home, season 2 could move from this near-one-note territory with the coming of Sharon.
Even if viewers are concerned about Sharon’s coming causing too extreme of a shift in tone, the very first trailer should guarantee them of the creative team behind the series is not denying what made it a hit in the first place. It could take a while to do so, but Sudeikis’ coach is sure to triumph over Sharon to a degree at the end of the season. Plus, if season 2 of the series isn’t sufficient, audiences can look forward to if Ted Lasso yields for the early-ordered season 3. Based on Apple TV+’s powerful commitment to the series up to now, it surely seems like Ted Lasso may be around for several years to come.