Ted Lasso wins big at Emmys 2021—here's everything you need to know about the hilarious TV show

Sports comedy Ted Lasso scooped up some of the top prizes at this year's Emmys

Sports comedy Ted Lasso scooped up some of the top prizes at this year's Emmys
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Move over, The Crown, it looks like there's a new must-watch TV series on the block. 

Ted Lasso raked in a litany of prizes at the Emmys 2021, with Jason Sudeikis landing the award for best lead actor comedy and Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein scooping up trophies for the best supporting actress and actor. 

The feel-good sports comedy, which debuted on Apple TV+ in August 2020, follows US football coach Ted (Sudeikis) as he navigates his new job in England as a coach for a struggling Premiership team. The catch? He hasn't the faintest clue about European football—or 'soccer' as he calls it. Here's everything you need to know—minus the spoilers—about this hilarious show. 

Who’s in the cast of Ted Lasso? 

Ted Lasso boasts a star-studded cast of both US and British actors. Jason Sudeikis brings the sidesplitting giggles as protagonist Ted Lasso, an incompetent American football coach who’s been recruited by AFC Richmond club owner Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) to help/sabotage her team. Phil Dunster and Brett Goldstein star as football players Jamie Tartt and Roy Kent, respectively, while Jeremy Swift plays Leslie Higgins, the Director of Football Operations and Welton’s partner-in-crime. Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple, and Sarah Niles are also regulars on the show. 

Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso 

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Where is Ted Lasso filmed? 

With the show’s plotline revolving around the fictional football club AFC Richmond, it’s no surprise that most of its filming took place in the real-life Richmond. A number of the southwest London town’s landmarks, including Richmond Green park and the Prince’s Head pub (known as The Crown & Anchor pub on-screen), crop up throughout the series. The exterior of Ted’s apartment can also be found in Richmond at the address 11a Paved Court. 

How old is Rebecca in Ted Lasso?

Rebecca Welton, the owner of AFC Richmond, is played by 47-year-old English actor Hannah Waddingham. Viewers have speculated that her character’s age is also mid-to-late forties, but the exact number has never been revealed on the show. 

How many seasons of Ted Lasso are there? 

There have been two seasons of Ted Lasso, with the third season expected to premiere next summer. 

How many episodes of Ted Lasso are there? 

There are currently nineteen episodes of Ted Lasso ready and waiting for you on Apple TV, with another three confirmed to wrap up its second season. 

Where can you watch Ted Lasso? 

Ted Lasso is available to watch on Apple TV+, which costs about $4.99 a month after a free seven-day trial period. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.