Ted Lasso star and writer Brett Goldstein has said that the third season of the beloved series is being written as though it’s the final season.
Goldstein, who co-writes Ted Lasso and plays the character of Roy Kent, told The Sunday Times that the series was planned to be three seasons. “We are writing it like that,” Goldstein said. “It was planned as three. Spoiler alert — everyone dies.”
This lines up with comments from series co-creator and lead actor Jason Sudeikis, who told Entertainment Weekly that he envisioned the third season as the last. The third season is currently in production and will premiere later this year.
The series stars Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live), Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones), Brendan Hunt (We’re the Millers), Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey), Juno Temple (The Other Boleyn Girl), Brett Goldstein (Derek), Phil Dunster (The Good Liar), and Nick Mohammed (Intelligence).
Sudeikis first portrayed the character in 2013 as part of NBC Sports’ promotional videos. His Ted Lasso videos had already garnered more than 10 million views since their release.
Ted Lasso was developed by Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly.