Everything We Know About Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' Season 2

When is our favorite cheerful football coach coming back?

Apple TV+
Apple TV+
Apple TV+

One of the most unexpected delights on TV in 2020 was Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, a fish-out-of-water comedy based on an ad campaign. Jason Sudeikis plays the title character, a jolly Kentuckian and American football coach who is hired to coach the AFC Richmond football club in the English Premier League by its new owner Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham), whose initial mission is to humiliate her ex-husband (Anthony Head), the ex-owner, by destroying his favorite team. By the end of the first season, nearly everyone on the team is won over by Ted’s optimism, including Rebecca. The first season of Ted Lasso goes by all too quickly, so you’ve probably wondered, “Will there be more?” The answer, thankfully, is yes. Let’s fill you in.  

Has Ted Lasso been renewed for Season 2?

Yes! Apple showed confidence in the series-even before it started gaining a fan base-by renewing the show early into its run, way back in August.  

Has Ted Lasso been renewed for Season 3?

Also, yes! Somewhat amazingly, the streaming service has already given Ted Lasso a third season. So get ready for plenty more of his adorably dorky puns.

Apple TV+
Apple TV+
Apple TV+

How many episode will Season 2 have?

In an interview with Collider, cast member Juno Temple revealed that Season 2 was shooting more than the ten episodes Season 1 had. The website reached out to Apple, which clarified that the second season would have 12 episodes “because the season’s story required it.”

When will Ted Lasso Season 2 be released?

Fingers crossed, very soon. On January 15, Apple TV+ announced that production on season 2 is underway. That’s what happens when you believe in yourself. 

What can we expect from Season 2?

Well, the finale of the first season offers an opportunity for both Ted and Richmond to reset. Richmond loses its match to Manchester in a heartbreaker, which also has a lasting effect on the club’s status. The loss means it is relegated from the Premier League to the Championship League, and, like Ted, we don’t entirely understand this facet of British sport, but it basically means that he and the Richmond players will have to work very hard to get back to the top league. Instead of firing him, Rebecca, who grew to regret her sneak attacks on Ted, has him keep his job with an acknowledgement that there’s a lot of work to do going forward.

Was Ted Lasso nominated for any awards?

Yes! Good for our guy! It was nominated for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes. Sudeikis also got a Best Actor nomination from the Globes and the SAG Awards. The whole ensemble also was recognized by the SAGs. Go, Richmond! Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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