In the first two seasons, audiences watched as AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton hired an American college football coach and titular character, Ted Lasso, to coach her European football team. By the end of the team’s season, Ted attempted to resign after AFC Richmond lost the final game at the end of Season 1. Ted and the team worked hard to win in Season 2, while the coach dealt with mental health issues and two teammates ended up in a dramatic love triangle with model Keeley Jones. Fans are waiting on answers to the cliffhanger ending that showed a change in coaches and a hint at a brewing rivalry.
The award-winning comedy series, Ted Lasso, has been approved for a third season on streaming service Apple TV+ and after the fateful game in the final episode of season 2, AFC Richmond is back in the Premier League, with higher stakes and a surprising new enemy. Fans of this sports comedy series are begging for more from their favorite underdog team and the premiere is now drawing closer so here’s everything you need to know about Ted Lasso Season 3.
Editor’s Note: This article was last updated on February 15.
When Is Ted Lasso Season 3’s Release Date?
Ted Lasso Season 3 will be premiering on Apple TV+ on March 15, 2023. New episodes will follow weekly on Wednesdays. And of course, while you wait, you can catch up on Season 1 and Season 2 on the streaming service.
Watch the Ted Lasso Season 3 Trailer
The season’s release date was announced with a new teaser, released on February 14, 2023. It packs a heartwarming moment and the delightful announcement of the release date in a barely-over-a-minute clip, which you can see below:
Who’s In the Cast of Ted Lasso Season 3?
You can be sure that the show’s creator and star Jason Sudeikis will return as the title character Ted Lasso, who will be leading his team in the Premier League once more. Sudeikis won an Emmy for his performance in Season 2 (as did Brett Goldstein, director MJ Delaney, and the series as a whole), and we can’t wait to see what Season 3 has in store. We will also see Hannah Waddingham return as Rebecca Welton, AFC Richmond’s owner, who hired Ted as a means to undermine her cheating ex-husband Rupert. Waddingham confirmed her involvement in Season 3 when she discussed filming dates in her interview with James Corden.
Anthony Head, who portrays Rupert, will be returning as the new owner of the West Ham Football Club. In addition to the team’s owner, former AFC Richmond assistant coach Nathan Shelley, played by Nick Mohammed, is sure to reappear as the new coach of West Ham Football Club. Charlie Hiscock, who portrays Will Kitman, is likely to reappear since taking over the equipment manager position in Season 2. Jeremy Swift, who plays Leslie Higgins, will also be back, as will Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard.
Now that Ted is handling his mental health struggles gracefully and publicly, Sarah Niles isn’t expected to return as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone, the sports psychologist who helped Ted deal with his panic attack in the second season. Juno Temple, on the other hand, is confirmed to return as Keeley Jones, the model once associated with the AFC Richmond team who left the team to pursue her own PR career. Fans will want to know how the love triangle between her, Roy, and Jamie plays out. Phil Dunster, who portrays Jamie, and Brett Goldstein, who portrays Roy, will be back for Season 3, as they join their team in the Premier League with Roy as an assistant coach following his knee injury and retirement from the field.
Toheeb Jimoh will be returning as Sam, the promising right-winger (that’s his position on the field) who decided he wanted to work on his own personal journey and turned down billionaire Edward Akufo, deciding to stay with the AFC Richmond team. We will see how his relationship with Rebecca blossoms and if his Nigerian restaurant becomes a reality. Promoted to team captain following Roy’s retirement, Kola Bokinni will return as Isaac McAdoo to lead AFC Richmond in the upcoming season, along with fellow teammates Colin Hughes, Richard Montlaur, Thierry Zoreaux, Dani Rojas, Jan Maas, and Moe Bumbercatch, portrayed by Billy Harris, Stephen Manas, Moe Jeudy-Lamour, Cristo Fernandez, David Elsendoorn, and Mohammed Hashim respectively. James Lance also returns as Trent Crimm.
How Many Episodes Will Ted Lasso Season 3 Have?
The first season of Ted Lasso was ten episodes long, with the second season being twelve and ending with an hour-long season finale. Fans are getting another long season with Season 3 scheduled to have 12 episodes, and many are asking for Season 4 to be announced already as well.
When and Where Was Ted Lasso Season 3 Filmed?
AFC Richmond will be returning to the SkyEX community stadium, which has been used as the training field in the last two seasons of Ted Lasso, as well as their home stadium at Selhurst park, the home of real-life London-based Crystal Palace Football Club. Scenes filmed at pubs and on streets have been filmed at the actual pubs and street locations in Richmond and Twickenham. Filming on the season began on March 7, 2022, in London and part of the season was filmed on location in Amsterdam. We heard that production was close to wrapping in July 2022, with cast members reportedly “mourning” the end of the season.
What Is the Story of Ted Lasso Season 3?
In the final episode of Ted Lasso Season 2, Lasso led his team to victory, winning the game after a rough first half, which means AFC Richmond is back in the Premier League. In Season 3, we will see how the team handles being back in the higher-stakes league and how they will function without their assistant coach Nathan. Audiences saw Nate turn on the team, calling Ted an embarrassment to football before abandoning the team to take a role coaching the rival West Ham club, which was purchased by Rupert. In Season 3 we will see how this new rivalry plays out, socially and on the field. With Rupert and Nate teamed up against Ted and Rebecca, Ted Lasso Season 3 is shaping up to be a battle between good and evil.
The relationship between Roy and Keeley brought drama to the feel-good series, and in the final episode, drama was not in short supply as the season ended with a huge cliffhanger. Roy broke down and shared that he felt unnecessary when he saw Keeley in photos alone. Keeley tells Roy she doesn’t want to vacation with him for six weeks and instead wants to focus on her career. The final two episodes planted seeds for a possible breakup, with Keeley’s ex Jamie professing his feelings for her at the peak of conflict between her and Roy. The new season will have to answer the burning question of who Keeley will end up with. Will she stay with Roy, go back to Jamie, or become a free agent and focus on herself?
Here’s the official synopsis for Season 3 from Apple TV+:
In this third season of Ted Lasso, the newly-promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them as last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway.