Put your kit back on and get ready to head back onto the pitch— Apple TV+ has released a first look at the anticipated third season of Ted Lasso. Along with the first look image, the streamer has finally revealed when AFC Richmond’s Greyhounds will grace our screens again. Keep reading for more on when you can catch season three of Ted Lasso and what to expect this upcoming season.
Spoilers ahead for seasons 1 and 2 of Ted Lasso
Get ready to believe again this spring
According to Apple TV+, Ted Lasso will return for its supposed final season this spring. While no official date has been announced yet, it’s nice to know the new season is on the horizon. The exclusive first-look image sees Nate Shelley (Nick Mohammed) and Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) facing each other down while Rupert Mannion (Anthony Head) looks on, teasing a tense rivalry between the two clubs.
If you’ll remember, season two ended with Nate crossing over to the dark side, joining Rupert at West Ham United after feeling shunned by Ted all season. Before his departure, though, Nate had the audacity to rip up Ted’s “Believe” sign, and in turn, broke our hearts.
4 things we know about Ted Lasso season 3
1. This will be the final season… we think?
All good things must come to an end. While the streaming service has not officially confirmed that this is the case for Ted Lasso, writer and star Brett Goldstein has said in interviews that the show was planned to only span three seasons.
On the other hand, Jeremy Swift, who plays the lovable Higgins, stated in an interview with The Daily Express he had no clue whether this would be the final season or not, saying, “I know you’ll probably ask if it’s the last one. Nobody knows that! … 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.”
All in all, we don’t really know when the series will end. Being that Goldstein, a writer, seems to think the series will end with season three, we’re leaning towards this being the farewell season.
2. Rebecca and Nate will have significant character arcs
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, editors A.J. Catoline and Melissa McCoy teased that Rebecca and Nate are in tight competition for the best character evolution in this upcoming season.
In season three, Rebecca will have two major obstacles to face: managing her romantic relationship with AFC Richmond player Sam Obisanya and managing the complicated, professional relationship with her ex-husband Rupert, the new owner of West Ham United. On the other hand, Nate has evolved to become the show’s villain, beginning his journey as the head coach of West Ham. It’s no question tensions will be high when AFC Richmond and West Ham face each other on the pitch this season.
3. Ted and Rebecca’s relationship may not turn romantic
Bad news, TedBecca hopefuls— it’s not looking likely that Ted and Rebecca will end up in a romantic relationship. In an interview with People, Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca) revealed her thoughts on the future of the two characters’ relationship, saying:
It’s social conditioning says a lead woman and the lead man are going to end up together. Far deeper is the beauty of sometimes a platonic relationship, where you will be the last one at the person’s bedside, even if you haven’t slept with them. There may be more longevity in that.Hannah Waddingham
While it’s disappointing to hear (you’re looking at a big TedBecca supporter here), I can’t deny Waddingham is right. No matter what happens, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Ted and Rebecca in season three.
4. Trent Crimm and Dr. Sharon Fieldstone will return
When we last saw Trent Crimm, he was fired from The Independent for revealing a source. Specifically, he warned Ted about Nate leaking the information that Ted left a match due to an anxiety/panic attack. Team psychologist Dr. Sharon Fieldstone left AFC Richmond in the penultimate episode of season two.
In an interview with Deadline, producer Bill Lawrence revealed that Crimm and Dr. Fieldstone would “have significant roles” in season three.
We may not know for sure if season three will be the final season of Ted Lasso, but we do know that fútbol is life and we’re Richmond ’til we die. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming season of Ted Lasso, don’t forget to believe.