Hannah Waddingham Describes ‘Ted Lasso’ S2 as ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Ted Lasso is a heart-warming comedy about a former American football coach, played by Jason Sudeikis, who is hired to coach a professional soccer team by Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham), the new owner of AFC Richmond.

On an episode of Collider Ladies Night, Hannah Waddingham discussed what fans can expect from Ted Lasso Season 2.

“Well, universally, I think Jason put it brilliantly… Jason has described Season 2 as The Empire Strikes Back, and I’m inclined to agree with him.”

Hannah Waddingham
Hannah Waddingham Describes Ted Lasso S2 As The Empire Strikes Back
Hannah Waddingham in ‘Ted Lasso’

Following Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope‘s box office success in 1977, George Lucas had to make a bigger and better movie for its follow-up. The Empire Strikes Back did just that, and has gone on to become one of the biggest fan favorites in the Star Wars series.

This comparison simply means that both the sequels had to deal with increased expectations following the success of their preceding parts.

Ted Lasso has a remarkable list of awards so far, including SAG, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes, among a few others. This makes the show a strong frontrunner to lead this year’s Emmy Awards.

Apple confirmed that Season 2 will be out on July 23, 2021.

The Apple TV original series has been a hit among viewers and critics and has already been renewed for Season 3, which might also be its last. Creator Bill Lawrence told iHeartRadio,

Ted Lasso is a three-season show… The only way I think a fourth season of Ted Lasso exists would be if TL went and coached a soccer team that played about a block from Jason’s house in real life, you know what I mean? He’s got young kids.”

Bill Lawrence

At its Spring 2021 event, Apple released the first teaser trailer for Season 2.

Ted Lasso — Season 2 Official Teaser | Apple TV+
Ted Lasso – Season 2 Teaser

Season 2 will consist of 12 episodes. Just like its other original productions, Apple is likely to release the first three episodes on July 23, with new episodes each Friday after that.

Jason SudeikisTed Lasso
Hannah WaddinghamRebecca Welton
Jeremy SwiftLeslie Higgins
Phil DunsterJamie Tartt
Brett GoldsteinRoy Kent
Brendan HuntCoach Beard
Nick MohammedNathan “Nate” Shelley
Juno TempleKeely Jones
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About Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso is an American sports-comedy streaming TV series developed by Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt. It’s based on a character of the same name that Sudeikis first portrayed in a series of promos for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Premier League.

It follows the life of Ted Lasso, a coach of college-level American football who is unexpectedly recruited to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience at all in association football.

It stars Sudeikis as the titular character, Ted Lasso, joined by Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple, and Sarah Niles among many others.

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