‘Ted Lasso’ Stars Prepare to Say Goodbye as Apple Series Shoots Final Episodes of Third and Possibly Final Season – Deadline

The cast of Apple TV+ Ted Lasso is filming season 3, which would be the final installment of the multi-Emmy award-winning series, and they aren’t ready to say goodbye.

Executive producer and star Brett Goldstein revealed last month that the Season 3 finale was being written as the series finale. “We write it like that,” he told the Sunday Times. “It was planned for three.” Co-creator Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, and Bill Lawrence echo this statement many times. Lawrence told Deadline in October, “We said this show was only going to last three seasons.” Apple has not confirmed that the series will end with season 3.

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(LR) Kola Bokinni, Jeremy Swift, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham, James Lance, Cristo Fernández, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Toheeb Jimoh, Sarah Niles and Phil Dunster

“We are halfway through filming Season 3 and I would like to put things on hold as I am not ready to say goodbye to him in three episodes,” Hannah Waddingham told Deadline Monday night at Ted Lasso FYC event in Los Angeles.

She added, “Brett and I were talking about [saying goodbye] earlier and we’re both a bit in denial, but we’ve been expecting it since word got around at the same time. It’s like a long, slow mourning. I love it, man. She’s the girl – my girl – whom I walk beside and serve. I know that sounds dramatic, but that’s how I feel. I feel her rippling in my blood and I’m not ready to walk with her anymore.

Waddingham revealed that she didn’t think executive producer and star Jason Sudeikis, who plays the titular football manager, would truly end the comedy after three successful seasons, and neither did fans.

“I thought Jason would be pushed and pushed [to keep going],” she said. “I have immense sadness because she has brought so much to my life. Jason has it too – an immeasurable amount. He changed my life. He changed the way I see people.

Waddingham, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2021, has been tight-lipped about what’s in store for Rebecca, but teased a change to come.

“When you see Rebecca again, she’s a fucking boss,” Waddingham said proudly. “She is 100% boss ass b**ch and more. She’s fully there because she wants to be and there’s a change in her that I think was really needed. She leads this group of players and wants the best for them.

She continued, “As far as his personal life goes, it’s delicious chaos, as usual. That’s life, is not it ? You have never sorted everything.

Jimoh, who plays soccer star Sam Obisanya on the show, was also mum on whether or not Sam and Rebecca will continue dating in the new season.

“I can’t tell you anything about that!” I can’t spill the beans,” the new Emmy nominee shared with a laugh. “What I can say is that we’re getting into Sam’s love life a bit this season and it’s going to be very interesting for people to see how it all plays out and where it goes. You’ll see what his relationship looks like with Rebecca and what she transforms into. It’s going to be really interesting no matter what side of the fence you’re on, whether you’re a TedBecca fan or a SamBecca fan. There’s going to be a really interesting resolution for everyone. characters.


Toheeb Jimoh and Kola Bokinni

In the Season 2 finale, Sam finds a commercial space which he hopes to turn into a Nigerian restaurant and, in turn, a space for Nigerian immigrants and other non-native Londoners who may feel out of place.

“First you find yourself in this country, you find your family in this new country, then you find your community so you can start putting down roots in your new adopted home. This is an immigrant story” , he said, “Now Sam is investing in a business in hopes of bringing people in. In Season 2, Sam talks about how he hasn’t had proper Nigerian food since he arrived here, so he creates this space for himself and that’s how he cements his bond. house here. He wants other Nigerians in London to find the restaurant and hang out there. I really identified with Sam’s story because it’s my story and my parents’ story too.

He added: “Sam will also find challenges trying to get the restaurant off the ground. It won’t be easy. Sam will do certain things and his actions will have positive and negative consequences. Not everyone will allow this new kid on the block to express himself politically. This has consequences and not everyone is going to react the way Ted and the team do. We will see him struggle with this and hopefully overcome it.

Similar to Waddingham, Jimoh is also struggling to leave the show and the character that changed the trajectory of his life.

“I feel Sam Obisanya in every fiber of my being,” he shared. “I really relate to this character, he’s a dream to play. Throughout this three season journey, I’ve come to understand him as a person. I could play him in my sleep now. He It will be extremely difficult to say goodbye to him. I hope there’s more, man, really. There’s so many more stories to tell. Fingers crossed, we can make it. Who knows what it’s like “Maybe we can come back after we’ve taken some time off. I think there will be a lot of tears shed when we have to say our last words.”

For Bokinni, he teases his character Captain Isaac McAdoo “trying to figure out what it takes to be a leader” when the series returns. “He faces responsibility and pressure, and tries to bear it all,” he said.

He added that he said goodbye to Ted Lasso, “I am preparing as much as I can. I always took this job one day at a time. I enjoy the trip. Working on this show helped me grow a bit. When I started Ted Lasso, I was 26 and soon I will be 30. I went from boy to man, like Isaac. I had a hell of a trip with him. I will leave the experience with a new understanding of patience and. the importance of listening. Listening is the key.

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