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Ted Lasso Co-Creator Brendan Hunt Talks The Show's Future Past Season 3

When popular sports comedy "Ted Lasso" debuted on AppleTV+ back in 2020, no one could have predicted just how much it was going to resonate with audiences. Ted Lasso's (Jason Sudeikis) undying optimism was a delightful break from all the doom and gloom as the American football coach tries to lead a British soccer team, AFC Richmond, to glory. His resilience in the face of defeat is reassuring, inspiring, and just downright entertaining. So it came as no surprise that Season 2 was greenlit only 5 days after it premiered on Apple's streaming service (via Deadline). And better still, Season 3 was given the go-ahead shortly before production started on Season 2 back in October 2020 (via Variety). Season 2 continues to follow Lasso and AFC Richmond after the devastating relegation from the Premier League — while everyone's favorite American fish-out-of-water is still reeling from his divorce.

But Ted's cheerful, wonderful presence changes the dynamic up from Season 1, especially since the club's chairwoman, Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham), no longer wants to ruin AFC Richmond's reputation to hurt her cheating ex-husband (Anthony Head). Instead, she's as dedicated to helping the club succeed as much as Ted is. So there's plenty of character development to be explored as Season 2 kicks off, but co-creator Brendan Hunt — who also plays Coach Beard in the show — recently opened up about whether "Ted Lasso" could continue past Season 3.

The show's success could lead to Season 4

"Ted Lasso" caught many audiences off-guard, since it's essentially a story about soccer that isn't about soccer at all. It's about getting people to believe in themselves, no matter who they are and no matter what they do. There's obviously plenty of romantic drama involved thanks to Ted's divorce, alongside Keeley Jones (Juno Temple) and her new relationship with the ferocious midfielder Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein). But in a recent interview with ComicBook.com, co-creator Brendan Hunt touched on whether the show could carry on past the 3 season-arc originally planned for the AppleTV+ series.

"We've always seen it as a three-season situation. We still have a three-season story arc in mind" he said. Hunt went on to say that the show's success surprised the cast and crew, "But the thing we weren't prepared for when we were thinking three seasons, was the degree to which people would take to the show." Also adding "So, perhaps that intention will be challenged a little bit, but that's where our head is at right now."

It sounds like if Season 2 is just as well received by audiences and critics alike, then Season 4 isn't out of the question. And since it currently boasts a 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes — yes, it's Certified Fresh — there could be plenty more from Ted Lasso in the future. Believe.