(Pocket-lint) - When Apple announced it was turning an eight-year-old commercial about an American football coach taking over a Premier League club into a series, not many people we're expecting it to be a success.
However, Ted Lasso won over viewers with his unflinching positivity, Roy Kent might be one of the funniest characters on TV and the show scooped up multiple Emmy Awards in 2021, including Outstanding Comedy Series, so it's safe to say it's done pretty well.
With the second season complete, we can't wait to see what Lasso and the Diamond Dogs (minus Nate) get up to since AFC Richmond's promotion back up to the Premier League in the third season.
Here's everything you need to know about Ted Lasso season three, including how to watch it, when it is expected to be released, who is in it and what is expected to happen.
Ted Lasso season 3 release date
The second season of Ted Lasso premiered on Apple TV+ on Friday 23 July 2021. The season two finale was then made available on 8 October 2021, with a week-by-week release of the episodes.
With regards to the third season, it was confirmed as happening in October 2020 so we know we at least have it to look forward to.
There is no official release date as yet, but The Hollywood Reporter claims it is due to premiere in Summer 2022. It's said writing began on 13 September 2021, with production due to start in January 2022.
How to watch Ted Lasso season 3
When Ted Lasso season 3 does debut, you'll need an Apple TV+ subscription to watch it. The Apple TV app is available on a number of platforms, including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as well as Android, some Smart TVs and some streaming sticks.
How many episodes will Ted Lasso season 3 have?
Ted Lasso season two has 12 episodes, which was two more than the first season, which had 10.
Season three is also expected to have 12 episodes after co-creator Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) said Apple had asked for 12 episodes ahead of time.
Ted Lasso season 3 rumours and news
Based on the conclusion of the second season, which saw Lasso's team, AFC Richmond, promoted back up to the Premier League, we assume adjusting to life back at the higher level will be a big part of the upcoming season.
With Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh) thankfully choosing to stay at AFC Richmond at the end of the second season, and Nate (Nick Mohammed) moving to coach West Ham, which is now owned by Rebecca's (Hannah Waddingham) ex-husband, we suspect there will be some interesting stories in season three.
There's also Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) and Keeley's (Juno Temple) relationship to consider, with Keeley presumably busy running her own PR firm in season 3. Will she still have time for hilarious Roy?
Ted Lasso season 3 cast
Apple hasn't confirmed which characters will return for season 3 as yet.
Sources are claimed to have told The Hollywood Reporter that Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca), Brett Goldstein (Roy), Juno Temple (Keeley), and Brendan Hunt (Coach Beard) are currently negotiating salaries, with Waddingham, Goldstein and Temple having already closed deals for season three.
Of course, Jason Sudeikis (Ted) will also return. It is said he has negotiated a deal that will see him earn around $1 million per episode for season three.
How to catch up on previous seasons of Ted Lasso
Given season three of Ted Lasso isn't expected until sometime in Summer 2022, there's plenty of time to catch up or rewatch season one and two. And why not? It's excellent.
Both season one and two are available to stream through Apple TV+, which you'll need a subscription for.
Is there a Ted Lasso season 3 trailer?
There is no Ted Lasso season 3 trailer as yet, which is unsurprising given production hasn't even started yet.
Apple released the first trailer for season two during its Spring Loaded event in April 2021, so it could be the company does a similar thing for season 3. We'll be sure to drop any trailer in here as soon as it appears, but we suspect we have a few more months to wait for now.
Will there be a Ted Lasso season 4?
A season 4 of Ted Lasso isn't confirmed, though it's not off the table either. There was orignally a plan for just three seasons, but that was before the show did so well. Fingers crossed it continues.