Apple TV+ breakthrough hit comedy ‘Ted Lasso’ debuts season two trailer (with video)

Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer for the highly anticipated second season of the beloved award-winning comedy series “Ted Lasso.” After striking a chord with audiences all around the world through its cast of characters and powerful message of optimism, “Ted Lasso” will return for season two on Friday, July 23, 2021 on Apple TV+. The 12-episode second season will premiere with two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.

“Ted Lasso” will return for season two on Friday, July 23, 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+.
“Ted Lasso” will return for season two on Friday, July 23, 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+.

Since its debut in August 2020, “Ted Lasso” has been honored with global recognitions including a recently announced Peabody Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, and a Golden Globe Award in the Best Comedy Actor category. The series also triumphed at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards, sweeping every category for which it was nominated and securing wins for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor for Jason Sudeikis, and Best Supporting Actress for Hannah Waddingham. In addition, the series has picked up two Writers Guild Awards for Best New Series and Best Comedy Series, nominations from the Producers Guild of America for Comedy Series, as well as honors from many other guild and critics groups. “Ted Lasso” was also the only comedy series honored as an AFI Program of the Year and has regularly appeared on television critics’ “Best of 2020” lists.

Jason Sudeikis is Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team – despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination … and biscuits. The widely acclaimed series also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed. Sarah Niles joins the cast this season as Sharon, a sports psychologist who has been brought in to work with AFC Richmond.

In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.

The complete first season of “Ted Lasso” is available on Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 109 wins and 387 awards nominations.

MacDailyNews Take: “Ted Lasso” fans, rejoice!

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2 Comments

  1. I have tried 3 different times to watch Ted Lasso and I find his character to so F’n stupid with that dumber than hell southern accent….that I can’t watch it for more than a minute or two….I can’t be the only one.?

    1. I don’t know… You probably aren’t but there likely aren’t that many people who agree with you.

      There used to be a time when the southern accent sounded stupid to the non-southerners (mostly because Hollywood chose to saddle all the “dumb hick” characters with a southern accent). Those times are long gone, since over the past 30 years, there have been tons of movies and TV shows with sharp, smart characters from the south, in addition to sharp and smart public figures with a southern accent.

      As for Ted Lasso, it is a genuinely warm comedy. As dimwitted as he may, on the surface, appear to be (to the dry and occasionally arrogant Brits), he frequently shows integrity, honesty, empathy, in addition to sharp wit and intelligence.

      Some people may have a very hard time divorcing a southern American accent from the idea of a “redneck”, but the deeper into this series one goes, the easier it becomes.

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