Season two of Apple TV+’s buzzy, feel-fantastic comedy Ted Lasso arrives on July 23, and we can’t wait to see our favorite jovial coach back on the soccer field, bright-eyed and bushy-mustachioed. The beloved series, which is about a small-town American football coach stumbling into a coaching gig for a struggling English football team, became a comfort for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. So it’s no surprise that the show raked in accolades, including a Peabody Award and Golden Globe, and received a whopping 20 Emmy nominations. And from the early reviews and 100-percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks like the second season is already living up to the hype and then some.
Unlike the first season, the second season of Ted Lasso will only air one episode on premiere night, even though it was originally slated for two. On the bright side, the new season will feature 12 episodes that subscribers can watch every Friday at midnight Eastern on Apple TV+. And even though you won’t be able to devour all of Ted Lasso in one sitting, you will get to enjoy the weekly excitement of anticipating a gleeful Jason Sudeikis on your screen. Don’t forget to make sure your Apple TV+ subscription is all set up before the season two premiere, and if you’re not subscribed yet, you can get the service for $5 per month.
The first season, which is still available on Apple TV+, ended on a cliffhanger, with the future of the AFC Richmond team unclear. Many familiar faces will return for the new season, and word on the street is there will be some new characters like Sharon (Sarah Niles), a sports psychologist, and additional love interests. It will be interesting to see how the eternally enthusiastic Coach Ted lassoes the team back into shape (see what we did there?). “If Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks can go through some heartfelt struggles and still end up happy, then so can we,” Ted’s voiceover says in the official trailer. Need we say more? Here’s to another rollicking season!