"Ted Lasso" is seemingly ending after three seasons this May, but series star Jason Sudeikis teased that a spinoff series isn't off the table. In a 19 March interview with "The Jess Cagle Show," when asked if the show has room for another branch, the actor said, "I think there absolutely is." And after his costar Toheeb Jimon gasped at the revelation, Sudeikis offered some more insight.
"I'm interpreting that question as, 'Is there enough soup to feed more people?' Yes," he said, before adding, "But sometimes we just wanna make a new soup." Sudeikis said that the characters are "played" and "written" in a "fun way." But does that mean one or more of them will be spun off?
"This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell."
"I don't know, but I believe that there's enough juice left in the Richmond orange, if you will, to squeeze out stuff," he said. "It's just, you know, we're still squeezing the season three orange."
Sudeikis's spinoff comments come after he basically confirmed that his show was ending in a 6 March interview with Deadline. At the time, he said, "This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell."
He continued, "The fact that folks will want more and are curious beyond more than what they don't even know yet — that being season three — it's flattering. Maybe by May 31, once all 12 episodes of the season [have been released], they're like, 'Man, you know what, we get it, we're fine. We don't need anymore, we got it.' But until that time comes, I will appreciate the curiosity beyond what we've come up with so far."
Sudeikis added that he did see that they've "set the table for all sorts of folks" to have a spinoff series of their own, but didn't confirm any plans for one, adding, "It's really kind of folks to even consider that."
Apple TV+ released the full trailer for season three of the fictional football series on 27 Feb., and in it, the AFC Richmond gang struggles to find their happy endings. Soundtracked by The Rolling Stones's "You Can't Always Get What You Want," the trailer shows shots of Ted and the Richmond gang as they fight for glory on and off the pitch.
The streamer released the first glimpse at the new season back on Jan. 18. In the first-look photo, Nathan Shelley (Nick Mohammed) faces off with Ted while another villainous character, Rupert Mannion (Anthony Head), looks on. Then, on Feb. 14, Apple TV+ released the teaser for the new episodes. In it, many characters create their own versions of Ted's iconic "Believe" sign while the song "I Still Believe" by Frank Turner plays over them.
"Ted Lasso" was created by Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt (who also plays Coach Beard), and Joe Kelly. Lawrence, who created "Scrubs," serves as its showrunner. The first season cleaned up at the 2021 Emmys, where it was nominated for 13 awards. Sudeikis won for his performance as Ted, Hannah Waddingham for her work as AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton, and Brett Goldstein for his work as veteran soccer player Roy Kent. Sudeikis and Goldstein repeated their acting wins in 2022.
Ahead, here's everything we know about "Ted Lasso" season three.