How to watch Ted Lasso season 1 and 2 ahead of the season 3 premiere
If you're wondering how to watch Ted Lasso from the beginning then you're not alone as fans wait for a season 3 release date...
How to watch Ted Lasso might well be the ultimate question on your mind if you’re yet to delve into the hit comedy-drama starring fan-favorite Jason Sudeikis and know that season 3 is looming on the horizon.
Starring the ever-hilarious Jason Sudeikis as the title character Ted Lasso, the critically acclaimed series follows his antics as the American college football coach attempts to transfer his skills when he’s hired to lead an English soccer team. Beloved by fans across the world, Ted Lasso won big at the Emmys last year and scooped up some of the top prizes. It’s understood to have been the most nominated freshman comedy in the history of the Emmys and if that hasn’t convinced you to dive into Ted Lasso we don’t know what will!
In light of its huge success it’s perhaps unsurprising that Ted Lasso season 3 has already been confirmed. And whilst some people eagerly wait for it to premiere there’s still plenty of time for newcomers to catch up on all they’ve missed.
Here we reveal how to watch Ted Lasso season 1 and 2 and whether there’s already a release date for season 3…
How to watch Ted Lasso seasons 1 and 2 in the US
Just like the recently-released historical adaptation, The Essex Serpent, and the compelling true-story-inspired WeCrashed, for anyone in the US wondering how to watch Ted Lasso, Apple TV+ is the place to head. If you already have an Apple TV+ subscription this just got a whole lot easier though there are a few different ways to get one.
If you purchase an Apple device, you'll get to enjoy the service for free for three full months. You can also opt for a monthly subscription at $4.99 (which includes a free 7-day trial!) or purchase Apple One, which comes with a free one-month trial. If you go for the latter option, you'll basically get to bundle Apple TV+ with up to five other services for a single monthly price.
How to watch Ted Lasso seasons 1 and 2 in the UK
If you're eager to give the Jason Sudeikis comedy a go but live in the UK then the matter of how to watch Ted Lasso also means an Apple TV+ subscription is a must-have. The show is an exclusive Apple TV+ production and UK fans can get three free months of the service when buying an Apple device.
A monthly subscription will cost you £4.99 per month after a free seven-day trial and Apple One plans, which bundle up to five other Apple services into a single monthly subscription, start at £14.95 per month.
Sadly, if you’re abroad on vacation when you fancy catching up on Ted Lasso seasons 1 and 2 ahead of the season 3 premiere then you won't be able to watch the show as you normally would at home, thanks to regional restrictions. Thankfully there’s an easy solution and you can use a VPN to continue watching the hit show. This is a handy bit of software that changes your IP address so that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.
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If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:
- Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions.
- Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the US.
- With your VPN installed and server location set to US, you can now watch Ted Lasso online.
What is Ted Lasso about?
Packed full of comedy and drama in equal measure, Ted Lasso focuses on the titular character of Ted, who moved to London to manage the struggling English Premier League soccer team, AFC Richmond. Unfortunately for Ted (who is an American college football coach), this isn’t a sport he has any experience in. And this is something Rebecca Welton, the club’s owner, was counting on when she appointed him to his radically different new role.
Furious at her unfaithful ex-husband, Rebecca went about getting revenge in the most public and impressive way she knew how - by hiring Ted and watching as his lack of soccer coaching ability ruins the club.
The AFC Richmond players are initially skeptical about their new coach but it’s not long before Ted’s charisma, optimism and humor start to win them all over. Since Ted Lasso first landed in August 2020 critics and fans at home alike have been seriously wowed by the brilliant performances and storyline. So much so that Brett Goldstein (club captain Roy Kent) and Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca Welton) won best supporting actor and actress for Ted Lasso at the Emmys last year.
Whilst Jason Sudeikis won a Golden Globe for his role in Ted Lasso in 2021, as well as the award for Best Leading Comedy Actor at the Emmys.
How many seasons of Ted Lasso are there?
There are currently just two seasons of Ted Lasso available to stream, though there is good news for newcomers who've quickly been drawn in to the hilarious comedy-drama. Whilst Ted Lasso season 1 includes just ten brilliant instalments, the second season has upped this to twelve. And the Ted Lasso news got even better in October 2020 when the show was renewed for a season 3.
Is there a release date for Ted Lasso season 3?
Unfortunately for any long-time Ted Lasso fans hoping for confirmation that Ted Lasso will be back bringing his unique style of coaching to life very soon, no Ted Lasso season 3 release date has been announced yet. However, we at least have the brilliant news that one will be forthcoming since the show was renewed for a third instalment.
As reported by the Radio Times - and likely much to the relief of fans - Jason Sudeikis will be back as Ted, Hannah Waddington will return as Rebecca and Juno Temple will continue to delight viewers as Rebecca's best friend Keeley Jones. Brett Goldstein will also be in Ted Lasso season 3 as Roy and the third season is thought to be well underway now.
However, whilst we don't yet have a Ted Lasso season 3 release date, it could be that this will be the final outing of the popular show. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly last year, Jason, who co-created the show, discussed how he originally envisioned the show to be three seasons long.
"I mean, I don't know. The story that I know is the one that I wanted to tell, and so that's the one we're telling with the help of numerous people in front of and behind the camera, so it's by no means me typing every key stroke and saying every word. It's nowhere near like that," he said.
Jason continued, "But the story that's being told - that three-season arc - is one that I see, know, and understood. I'm glad that they are willing to pay for those three seasons. As far as what happens after that, who knows? I don't know."
So although the show might have been conceived as a "three-season arc" one, given the popularity of Ted Lasso, who knows whether the massive fan response could see it expand beyond that. Either way, now you know how to watch Ted Lasso where you are there's time to enjoy all your favorite moments ahead of a season 3 release date being announced
Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.
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