Back in 2020, season one of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso garnered rave reviews for its warm humor and lively performances, sparking a rare kind of joy at a time when a lot of viewers likely needed it. So the expectations for season two were set sky high.
That second season, which wrapped in 2021, provoked heavy social media discourse with each passing episode. The show’s feel-good factor came under scrutiny because of some surprisingly dark turns, such as Nate’s (Nick Mohammed) villainous arc, Ted (Jason Sudeikis)’s emotional examination of his past, and Roy (Brett Goldstein) and Keeley’s (Juno Temple) relationship problems. The show went from having no conflicts in the beginning to arguably too many by the end.
But throughout round two, Ted Lasso maintained its winning optimism and terrific writing while taking creative risks, with the series’ humor keeping its more dramatic beats in check. Which is all to say: We’re pretty darn excited to dig into the show’s much-anticipated third season, which kicks off on March 15. Here are five reasons why.
This article was updated on March 6, 2023.