'Ted Lasso' and 'Boys State' arrive on Apple TV+

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What you need to know

  • There are two news shows on Apple TV+.
  • Ted Lasso is a comedy series about a football coach hired to coach soccer in England.
  • Boys State is an award-winning political documentary.

Two brand new shows, Ted Lasso and Boys State are now available on Apple TV+. Both shows were released onto the platform on Friday.

Ted Lasso is a comedy series starring Jason Sudeikis as a Kansas football coach hired to coach a soccer team in England, despite having no prior experience. From Apple's website (opens in new tab):

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

The second show, Boys State (opens in new tab) is an award-winning documentary about a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors try to create their own government:

The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Boys State" is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope.

Both Boys State and four episodes of Ted Lasso are available now!

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9