Ted Lasso Season 4: Will the soccer sitcom go into extra time after all?

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The third season ended more happily than expected for AFC Richmond. Will there still be a sequel in the form of Ted Lasso season 4?

For a long time, it was said that “Ted Lasso” was only designed for three seasons. At least that’s what co-creator Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) said in the podcast “Fake Doctors, Real Friends” (via ComicBook.com) – and that’s also what the finale of the third season suggests. Nevertheless, the end of the series doesn’t seem to be set in stone. Can fans of the soccer sitcom hope for “Ted Lasso” season 4?

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Ted Lasso Season 4: The signs are pointing to the end

As lead actor Jason Sudeikis not only has to change his home country for filming, but also the continent, Bill Lawrence thought another sequel was unlikely, according to ComicBook.com:

“‘Ted Lasso’ is a 3-season show. […] The only way to make a fourth season […] possible would be to have Ted Lasso coach a soccer team that practices a block away from Jason’s real house. You know what I mean? He’s got little kids.”

Brett Goldstein, who not only stars as Roy Kent in the series but also serves as a writer, also mentioned to the Sunday Times that season 3 was written as a series finale. In an interview with Deadline, Jason Sudeikis made similar comments:

“This is the end of the story that we wanted to tell, that we hoped to tell, that we loved telling.”

Warning: Spoilers for “Ted Lasso” season 3 follow

Anyone who has seen the final episode of the third season will probably be able to understand these statements, because AFC Richmond and everyone involved are in for a happy ending – even if the season “only” ended in second place. Beard (Brendan Hunt) and Jane (Phoebe Walsh) ring the wedding bells, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) reunites with the love of her life from Amsterdam, Roy Kent takes off as the club’s new manager, Trent Crimm’s (James Lance) book celebrates great success and Ted Lasso is finally reunited with his son (Gus Turner). Ted may have turned his back on the Premier League, but he can’t quite let go of soccer. Back home, he therefore coaches Henry’s team.

“Ted Lasso” actor revives hope: Season 4 possible after all?

Nate actor Nick Mohammed doesn’t seem to see the end of the series quite as clearly as Sudeikis. At least he got the rumor mill churning again with a post on X (formerly Twitter):

“It’s been a year to the day since ‘Ted Lasso’ was shot. And it’s been a year since I accidentally posted this spoiler of Nate in an AFC Richmond jersey! I promise that won’t happen again in season 4 – wait and see”

Sounds like the actor is poking fun at a past mistake and telling us that season 4 might be coming after all. However, as there is no official confirmation from Apple, there is really only one thing left for us to do at this point: wait and see.

Director also gives hope for a sequel

Director Declan Lowney is just as confident about a sequel. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said:

“Everyone knew it was the end, but it’s also the end for now. It’ll be another two or three years before anything happens – if anything happens at all.”

He thus provides fans of the soccer sitcom with an approximate timetable that will decide the future of “Ted Lasso”. But perhaps that really is the end of it.

Possible spin-off instead of season 4: what Jason Sudeikis and Nick Mohammed have to say

So all’s well that ends well? Nobody really knows at the moment. But as the series has shown us, you should never stop believing – keyword “BELIEVE”. After all, “Ted Lasso” has not yet been officially canceled. Fans can (still) hope for a possible fourth season. However, those responsible may also take a different route and launch a “Ted Lasso” spin-off instead. Sudeikis at least doesn’t seem to be averse to the idea (via Deadline):

“Yeah, I think we’ve laid the groundwork for all kinds of people to see how these stories continue to be told. […] It’s really nice of people to think about it because you never know what’s going to happen when you create something. The fact that the audience wants more, even if it’s a different path, is nice.”

Sudeikis did not reveal which character would have deserved his own spin-off. However, Nathan actor Nick Mohammed did express an idea. In the summer of 2023, he reposted an X-feature from Apple TV featuring Beard, Roy and Nate.

The caption read “Smells like potential.” (in German: “Smells like potential.”), which is why many fans saw it as an indirect announcement of a “Ted Lasso” spin-off. According to Screen Rant, however, this assumption has not been confirmed.

Ted Lasso Season 4 Release: When will it continue?

As there is no official green light for “Ted Lasso” season 4 yet, we can only speculate about a possible start date at the moment. The first season started in summer 2020, season 2 premiered a year later. However, more than a year and a half has passed since the debut episode of the third season, although the sequel was confirmed early on. Declan Lowney also emphasized that there would be a break of two to three years for the time being. So if AFC Richmond is granted a further extension, we don’t expect any new episodes before mid-2025.

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