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Ted Lasso fans still holding out hope, here’s another reason to keep believing

Published Jun 11th, 2024 5:59PM EDT
Ted Lasso on Apple TV+
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A number of tantalizing clues about its future have trickled out since Ted Lasso ended on Apple TV+, leading many fans to wonder when and if the hit series might be extended in some way by the streamer — either with a fourth season or via a spinoff.

Nick Mohammed, who played former AFC Richmond kit man Nathan Shelley, has been cheeky about this on more than one occasion, once teasing fans that Season 4 may or may not be in the works, and on another occasion suggesting that the “complete” series on Blu-ray might actually be a misnomer (because more may be in the works). Then there have been the other cast member comments here and there since the show ended, saying generally how much they’d love to continue the story if possible.

Teases and such aside, though, we now have a studio executive confirming (for the first time, unless I’m mistaken) that talks about continuing the Ted Lasso story have indeed taken place. That executive is Channing Dungey, the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros Television Group, who was interviewed this week by Deadline and commented about Ted Lasso as part of a much larger discussion.

Dungey was asked about whether a fourth season or spinoff could happen, and here’s how she responded (emphasis mine):

We’ve had conversations about all of the above. I think Jason Sudeikis is open to the idea, but I think he wants to have the right idea, which I appreciate it. We at Warner Bros appreciate, Apple appreciates, because it’s the sort of thing where you don’t want to go do more, just for the sake of more, you want to go do more, because you actually have something to say, you have a story that you want to tell. We’ll see what happens.”

I remain convinced that if Apple does decide to move forward with more Ted Lasso, it would do so via a spinoff of some kind, possibly focused on the characters of Keeley Jones and/or Rebecca Welton. That would make the most sense to me, given how things ended with Season 3. Either way, though, it’s nice to see that so many people still appreciate the Apple TV+ gem that taught us all to have the memory of a goldfish — and to be curious, not judgmental.

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Andy Meek is a reporter based in Memphis who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming.

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