A third season of Ted Lasso is currently in the works and AFC Richmond’s triumphant return to screens is expected at some point in 2023. With plot details for the Apple TV+ hit’s next season being kept under wraps, main cast member Jeremy Swift has spoken exclusively to Express.co.uk with an exciting update about the show’s production.
Actor Jeremy has promised the eagerly awaited third season of Ted Lasso will be well worth the wait once it finally hits screens.
Jeremy portrays Richmond’s Director of Operations alongside the likes of Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple.
Season two wrapped up over a year ago with a devastating outcome for the team after assistant coach Nate Shelley (played by Nick Mohammed) defected to West Ham.
There has still been no word on when exactly the third – and possibly final season – will appear, but Jeremy has assured fans they’re making good progress.
“It’s going very well,” he confirmed to Express.co.uk. “There’s just a lot of finessing.
“And there’s a lot of invention. It’s going to be a fantastic, stellar series.”
Once season two reached its conclusion last year, co-creator and series lead Jason went on the record to suggest Ted Lasso’s third outing would probably be its last.
However, the show’s expiration date isn’t set in stone just yet, and its popularity could convince Apple producers and the cast to return for more.
“I know you’ll probably ask if it’s the last one. Nobody knows that!” Jeremy admitted.
“Literally everybody asks it, and I think the only person who can give an answer is Jason. And I don’t think even he knows.”
Despite the uncertainty, fans can look forward to cheering on Richmond for at least a few more games, which will likely culminate in their epic showdown against West Ham.
For now, though, Jason and the team are still trying to piece together the next episodes, which may very well bring Ted’s adventures in the UK to an emotional conclusion.
“There’s so much great stuff in there,” Jeremy teased.
“Because of the improv nature of a lot of Jason’s earlier work, I think he feels things are precious when they’re just thought of.”
The actor revealed Jason has been playing fast and loose with the scripts this time around, which could mean production has been taking slightly longer than usual.
“So, quite often, particularly on this season, I haven’t bothered learning the scenes until I get in the car on the day we’re shooting them,” Jeremy added.
“Because they’ve changed completely! And I’ll look at them on my iPad in the car and learn them there, and usually laugh my head off. It’s fresh and funny.
“But even then, when we’re on the set, he’ll walk over and give us new lines. So it’s always very fresh and fantastically fun.”
Now it’s been over a year since the last episode was released, millions of fans will naturally be getting restless for more updates on the hit series’ return.
Unfortunately, they will just have to sit tight for the time being, and hopefully some more concrete answers about season three will emerge in the new year.