Ted Lasso nearly missed his SXSW panel because of the DST clock change

Ted Lasso Locker Room
Ted Lasso Locker Room (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Three of the people behind Ted Lasso almost missed their own SXSW event because of the time change.
  • Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, and Brett Goldstein were in the back of moving cars while they did the get-together via Zoom.

The ongoing SXSW event in Austin, Texas is often a great place for Apple TV+ to share content and get its people in front of fans and members of the press. And that was the plan for the people behind hit show Ted Lasso as well — but that dastardly DST time change nearly put paid to the whole thing.

According to a Deadline report, Jason Sudeikis, co-creator Brendan Hunt, and writer and star Brett Goldstein were supposed to join the event via Zoom. And they did, but it didn't all go as it was supposed to after the trio got mixed up in terms of timing — they're all in London to film the third season of Ted Lasso and the UK doesn't change its times for another couple of weeks.

Sudeikis was joined by co-creator Brendan Hunt and writer and star Brett Goldstein, who were Zooming from the back of cars as they moved from one location to the Ted Lasso locker room."It's a f@cking disaster," joked Goldstein, who cut out periodically as he went through a tunnel. "I'm trying to figure out what the f@ck is going on right now," he said at another point.

While everyone did finally sync up and the event got underway, none of the three Zoom callers were keen to let the cat out of the bag about what we can expect from season three. However, Hunt did suggest that we can look forward to something of an origin story in terms of two characters in particular.

The trio didn't give much away about season three of the show, which is showrun by Bill Lawrence. But Hunt, who also plays Coach Beard, did tease that viewers will see a bit more of the origin story between Hannah Waddingham's Rebecca Welton and her cheating ex-husband Rupert Mannion, played by Anthony Head. "I think we might see more of people's origin stories in season three," he said.

That's something to look forward to later this year — we expect the third season of Ted Lasso to land towards the final few months of 2022.

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Oliver Haslam

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.