Nate, Coach Lasso and Coach Beard return for a second season of Ted Lasso on Apple Plus.
who have favourited pure comfort TV for many during the long coronavirus pandemic, the soccer-focus fish-out-of-water show returns for one . And while previews suggest his AFC Richmond team is struggling again, it’s hard to resist their coach’s fish-out-of-water charm. Here’s what you should know about Ted Lasso season 2.
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When will season 2 be released?
Season 2 of Ted Lasso premieres on July 23rd. You need to subscribe and subscribe to Apple TV Plus to watch it as it is not available on other services. Subscription costs $ 5 per month (£ 5, AU $ 8) or $ 50 annually (£ 36, AU $ 66).
You may have a free trial subscription to the service if you’ve recently purchased a new Apple device. But as we emphasize in this article, many of these are tests, Weeks before Ted Lasso’s return. And from July 1st, when you buy a new Apple device, you get three months of free Apple TV Plus service instead of a full year.)
Unfortunately, Ted Lasso isn’t available on DVD or Blu-ray, and Apple hasn’t said whether it will be released in those home formats. We get it, they want to sell their service and this is their greatest way of getting viewers to subscribe. So if you don’t have an Apple TV Plus, maybe you can convince a subscriber to invite you? Get your invite now and you can catch up on the first season before the new episodes appear.
Apple TV Plus will likely release the first three episodes on July 23, and then the others on Fridays, in sequence, with a 12-episode season planned.
Meet the trainer and crew
NBC featured Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), an American football coach who eventually coached English football, in a series of ads for the station’s coverage of the Premier League. The ads were a hit, and the first season of the show premiered on Apple TV Plus in 2020.
(Spoilers ahead for season 1.)
Team owner Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) inherited the Richmond AFC from her cheating ex-husband Rupert (Anthony Head). She hired Lasso, a football-ignorant American football coach, to try to ruin the team to get her ex back. But Lasso turned out to be smarter than he looks and managed to win hearts, if not many, games. (He also bribed her with delicious homemade cookies.)
Lasso may seem like an all-American treasure, but his own life, including his marriage, is not exactly championship caliber. The team drama includes numerous players and their dramas on and off the pitch, as well as Ted’s fiddly but charming attempts to get the team and their lives back on track. The plot may sound simple, but you have to tune in to appreciate the feel-good charm of this show which, thanks to Lasso’s sweet soul and winning cast, feels both modern and a little dated.
Previews and more about Season 2
At the end of the second season, Lasso’s team, AFC Richmond, relegated from the Premier League to the championship. (If you’re like Ted and “Relegation” confuses you, that’s something American sport doesn’t, but imagine if the Yankees were thrown into the minor leagues.) One of theshows the team has eight straight draws so it doesn’t look too good. So the team brings in a new character, a sports psychologist played by Sarah Niles, and she doesn’t seem to be as easily bribed with candy as Rebecca, who tells a terrified Ted that she doesn’t eat sugar.
On June 21, a second trailer was released, starring the irresistible hit Under Pressure from 1981 by David Bowie-Queen. Fresh tidbits include a Ted poop joke, Ted contemplates the UK version of Dukes of Hazzard would be The Earls of Risk, and Ted transforms into his alter ego – Led Tasso turning the table. (“Led” seems to be an involuntary personality change for Ted, as his buddy Coach Beard can dissuade him from it.) Ted also declares his loyalty to communism – but don’t worry, it is an invention of its own called “Rome Communism” and it seems to be based on romantic comedy films by Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan.
And while you wait for the show, shop for Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond jerseys and other items right now. The site doesn’t sell the shortbreads Ted whips up for “Biscuits with the Boss,” but there are plenty of recipes online that will try to recreate it if you’re curious.
Who is in the cast?
Jason Sudeikis as trainer Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton, the team owner
Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard, Ted’s right-hand man
Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley, equipment man who became assistant coach
Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins, team leader
Phil Dunster as the selfish gamer Jamie Tartt
Brett Goldstein as the aging player Roy Kent
Juno Temple as Keeley Jones, Jamie’s ex-girlfriend
Sarah Niles as Sharon, season two team psychologist
Anthony Head as Rupert Mannion, Rebecca’s deceitful ex-husband and former team owner
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