Ted Lasso Season 3 first look features a showdown between Ted and Nathan

Ted Lasso Season 3 first look features a showdown between Jason Sudeikis’ title character and Nick Mohammed’s Nathan Shelley

Apple TV Plus revealed the first look at Season 3 of their hit comedy series Ted Lasso, and announced the show will return in the spring of 2023, though no exact date was set yet.

The first look image features Jason Sudeiks’ title character – who was spotted filming the third season in Richmond – squaring off with his former protege Nathan Shelley (Nick Mohammed).

While there has been talk that the third season will be its last, Apple TV Plus did not confirm those details in its press release. 

First look: Apple TV Plus revealed the first look at Season 3 of their hit comedy series Ted Lasso, and announced the show will return in the spring of 2023, though no exact date was set yet

First look: Apple TV Plus revealed the first look at Season 3 of their hit comedy series Ted Lasso, and announced the show will return in the spring of 2023, though no exact date was set yet

Ted Lasso follows Jason Sudeikis’ title character, a Division II national champion-winning American football coach who is surprisingly hired to coach the AFC Richmond soccer team… despite having absolutely no experience coaching soccer.

While he eventually wins over his team, he learns that he was hired by AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) – who won the team from her ex Rupert (Anthony Head) in their nasty divorce proceedings – to tank the team as revenge for Rupert leaving her.

As for Nate, he begins the series as AFC Richmond’s ‘kit man,’ though he ultimately becomes Ted’s right-hand man and helps him learn the game.

Title character: Ted Lasso follows Jason Sudeikis' title character, a Division II national champion-winning American football coach who is surprisingly hired to coach the AFC Richmond soccer team... despite having absolutely no experience coaching soccer

Title character: Ted Lasso follows Jason Sudeikis’ title character, a Division II national champion-winning American football coach who is surprisingly hired to coach the AFC Richmond soccer team… despite having absolutely no experience coaching soccer

At the end of the first season, he’s promoted from kit man to assistant coach, and his ‘false nine’ strategy helped the team get promoted back to the Premier League at the end of Season 2, after getting relegated at the end of Season 1.

But throughout the second season, Nate developed a severe animosity towards Lasso, which came to a head in the Season 2 finale.

It was revealed that Rupert had recently acquired the Premier League team West Ham United… with Nate leading the way as the team’s new head coach.

Promoted: At the end of the first season, he's promoted from kit man to assistant coach, and his 'false nine' strategy helped the team get promoted back to the Premier League at the end of Season 2, after getting relegated at the end of Season 1

Promoted: At the end of the first season, he’s promoted from kit man to assistant coach, and his ‘false nine’ strategy helped the team get promoted back to the Premier League at the end of Season 2, after getting relegated at the end of Season 1

The series is based on a series of commercials NBC ran to promote their coverage of the Premiere League, with Sudeikis playing Ted as the new coach of the Totenham Hotspurs.

Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (who plays Coach Beard on the show), Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) and Joe Kelly (Detroiters) created the series and pitched it to Apple TV Plus with a three-season arc.

‘This story is going to be over [in season three], regardless, even if the show finds another story to tell and goes on,’ Lawrence said after Season 2 ended.

Co-creators: Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (left, who plays Coach Beard on the show), Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) and Joe Kelly (Detroiters) created the series and pitched it to Apple TV Plus with a three-season arc

Co-creators: Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (left, who plays Coach Beard on the show), Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) and Joe Kelly (Detroiters) created the series and pitched it to Apple TV Plus with a three-season arc

Hunt added in an August 2022 interview, ‘We are writing an ending for this three-chunk portion that we’ve always seen, but it’s not like Thanos is in it and half of us die.’

‘Most of us, anyway, will probably still be alive, so I don’t think leaving an out is anything to worry about. It’s just a matter of whether or not we pick this up in some other way, and when,’ he added.

The cast and writers all received healthy pay bumps heading into the third season, which did include options for future seasons, though it’s unclear yet if any future seasons will happen. 

Pay bumps: The cast and writers all received healthy pay bumps heading into the third season, which did include options for future seasons, though it's unclear yet if any future seasons will happen

Pay bumps: The cast and writers all received healthy pay bumps heading into the third season, which did include options for future seasons, though it’s unclear yet if any future seasons will happen

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