The cast and crew have announced that Ted Lasso’s season 3 episode count is 12. After its premiere in 2020, the blockbuster Apple TV series became a cultural phenomenon, earning the most Emmy nominations for a freshman comedy series since Glee in 2009.
Jason Sudeikis was named Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy, Brett Goldstein was chosen Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Hannah Waddingham was awarded Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and the show was named Outstanding Comedy Series.
Season 3 with 12 Episodes
Season 2 of Ted Lasso is presently airing, with the finale scheduled for October 8, 2021. Season 3’s writer’s room has recently begun working on tales after the writers and cast renegotiated salary raises, with reports that the series will expand beyond its original three-season story arc. Season 3 of the sitcom is expected to premiere in Summer 2022, according to Apple.
Following Ted Lasso’s Emmy win, the cast and crew spoke with reporters backstage about what Season 3 has in store. According to Deadline, writer Libby Hill was approached by IndieWire about what the episode count for Season 3 of Ted Lasso would be. Season 3 will have 12 episodes, according to both Jason Sudeikis and writer Bill Lawrence, and unlike season 2, the network requested ahead of time.
The Final Season
With Season 3 set to feature 12 episodes, the writers can now choose whether to use the extra two episodes to develop the series’ general story or to continue experimenting with side story episodes that enrich the lives of the many characters.
The authors of Ted Lasso previously stated that the series’ critical praise and popularity had no bearing on their plans for season 2, and even with all of the award nominations, it is doubtful that the series’ plans will change. Season 3 of Ted Lasso is set to be the final season, and with two extra episodes, it allows viewers a bit more time with the Richmond team.