This Ted Lasso script is comedy gold and you can read it now

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What you need to know

  • The script for an episode of Ted Lasso is now available for fans to read online.
  • This script and others are being shared as part of an ongoing series looking at episodes submitted for Emmy Awards consideration.

Ted Lasso has become one of the world's most recognized TV characters and it's one of the best things on Apple TV+ as we await its third season. Why not read a script from that magical second season while you wait?

The script for Rainbow, sitting in the middle of season two, opens with Nate, played by Nick Mohammed, trying to book a table at a restaurant. It's comedy gold from minute one and gets better from there, and now you can read the entire script as part of an ongoing Deadline series called It Starts On the Page — a series that looks at the scripts in the midst of Emmy Awards consideration.

The Bill Wrubel-penned Season 2 episode "Rainbow" is the latest installment of It Starts On the Page, Deadline's annual series that highlights the scripts that serve as the creative backbones of the buzzy shows that will define the now-underway TV awards season. The scripts in our series are all being submitted for Emmy Awards consideration this year and have been selected by Deadline using criteria that includes critical acclaim, selecting from a wide range of networks and platforms, and a mix of established and lesser-known shows.

This Ted Lasso episode is one of a handful of Apple TV+ shows that have made an appearance in this series with Pachinko and Severance both having their own scripts made available for fans to read. All three are some of the best shows currently streaming on Apple TV+, although it's fair to say they are very different.

If you're a big Ted Lasso fan and find yourself at a loose end with no fictional — or real! — soccer to watch right now, this script is a great read. You can check it out over on Deadline right now.

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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.