Ted Lasso started off as a pretty silly idea, especially when it was pitched as a TV series. But here we are in 2021 and it turns out the series is one of the best things you can watch right now. So of course Apple renewed it for a second — and a third!– season for Apple TV+. But there’s even more good news.
It turns out that the second season of Ted Lasso is going to have a bit more production time than the first. That’s according to Juno Temple, who plays Keeley Jones in the comedy series. Temple was speaking with Collider recently (via SlashFilm), when she was asked about the possibility of an extended production process due to COVID-19.
Temple did confirm that the second season has a longer shoot, but not because of the pandemic. Instead, it turns out that the second season of the show will actually be longer than the first! It turns out that it will have 12 episodes, rather than 10. Two more episodes to watch the drama, and the comedy, unfold in one of the best shows streaming (or airing) right now.
Here’s what Temple said on the matter:
Well we’ve joyously been picked up for a few extra episodes this season. So it’s a longer shoot due to actually shooting more.
What’s interesting is the fact that Apple actually confirmed the number of episodes for this upcoming season:
Temple didn’t elaborate but what she did say tells us a lot. The key takeaway is that Ted Lasso‘s Season 2 episode order is larger than we originally thought — and what was originally reported. Back in August 2020, Deadline reported Ted Lasso Season 2 had been renewed and received a 10-episode order. So, when Collider went to confirm Temple’s comments about the episode order to Apple, Apple told us Ted Lasso Season 2 will actually be 12 episodes long. Apple was also able to tell Collider this 12-episode order was made because the season’s story required it.
Unfortunately, we don’t know if the extended seasons will continue into the third. However, we can hope. Especially when we remember that the third season will probably be the last for Ted Lasso’s story.
Still, this is good news all around! Have you re-watched Ted Lasso since wrapping up the first season?