America’s favorite football coach is crossing the pond in this new ten-episode comedy. Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas who got hired to coach a professional soccer team in England despite having no experience coaching soccer.
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The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.
And now, watch the trailer for “Ted Lasso”.
Aside from playing the lead character, Sudeikis also serves as executive producer on the show alongside Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
Apple and production studio A24 have secured the worldwide rights for this political coming-of-age documentary. running one hour and 45 minutes long, the film “investigates the health of American democracy”.
Here’s Apple’s description of the documentary:
‘Boys State’ is wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government
Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss directed the documentary. Lauren Powell Jobs, along with Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott, are executive producers.
Another excerpt from the project’s description:
The story tracks the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red.
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In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope.
Watch the trailer for “Boys State” embedded right ahead.
Apple has reportedly spent upwards of $10 million to get the documentary, which was bought out of the Sundance film festival. Production company A24 will be handling the project’s theatrical release.
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What will you watch today”?
How do “Ted Lasso” and “Boys State” sound to you so far? Which of these new arrivals do you plan on watching this weekend on Apple TV+?
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