Ted Lasso season three
The third season of Ted Lasso sees the titular coach, played by Jason Sudeikis, work to get the newly-promoted AFC Richmond through the Premier League, in spite of media predictions pegging them at last place. However, things are complicated on and off the pitch for everyone, with problems at home, identity crises and uncomfortable breakups affecting everyone on Team Lasso and compounding existing work pressures, and Ted has his work cut out for him in keeping morale up. Despite this, the underdogs soldier on, working through their personal problems together and trying their best to prove the pundits wrong.
With the status quo having shifted considerably over the previous two seasons, Ted Lasso has a lot of character development threads to deal with, and a lot of moving parts to consider in its storytelling. It’s a testament to the strength of the writing that it manages to give every character in its ensemble cast a decent amount of narrative oxygen without overwhelming proceedings, with these individual arcs all feeding into each other, as well as the wider themes and motifs, seamlessly.
While the series has had some changes in tone and narrative complexity over its run, season three also takes care not to neglect the qualities that have defined it so far. It remains very charismatic and funny, and while Ted’s idealism is challenged by the show’s goings-on, his charm continues to permeate the programme’s storytelling, reflected in how it has changed his costars and they, in turn, have changed him.
Season three of Ted Lasso is off to a very strong start, carefully balancing a lot of interconnected character drama along with the fantastic comedic chops and sincere, tender core that defines the show. If the rest of the season is as good as its first four episodes, viewers will be in for a TV experience that hits the back of the net.
Ted Lasso season three is released on Apple TV+ on 15th March 2023.
Watch the trailer for Ted Lasso season three here: