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Apple TV+ show 'Ted Lasso' has been renewed for a third season already

200529 Apple New Series Ted Lasso Inline Image
200529 Apple New Series Ted Lasso Inline Image (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has signed up for a third season of Ted Lasso.
  • The first season has only just finished.
  • The third season is signed and sealed before the second has begun.

Apple TV+ has signed popular comedy Ted Lasso up for a third season, according to a new report.

According to a Deadline report, filming for the second season won't begin until January – but that isn't stopping Apple TV+ bigwigs from getting the checkbook out and signing on for a third season. As Deadline points out, the show's popularity should probably explain why that might be.

Ted Lasso, which hails from Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence, is Apple's No. 1 comedy across all top 50 countries, including the U.S., UK, Germany, France, Canada, Russia, Japan and more. It has broken audience records for Apple TV+, ranking as the No. 1 comedy each week, drawing 25% new viewers to the service since its August 14 launch. according to the streamer. The pop culture phenom has grown its viewership more than 600%, fueled by binge watchers, setting new records for completion and engagement worldwide.

Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.

If you were on the fence about paying Apple $4.99 per month for Apple TV+, maybe this will be enough to firm that decision up for you.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.