The 'Ted Lasso' Season 3 Trailer Hints at a Rocky Road for Richmond

Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso" Season 2

Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso" Season 2

(Photo: Apple TV+)

After months of wondering when we might see the boys of AFC Richmond again, we're suddenly just weeks away from Ted Lasso's Season 3 premiere, and news of the upcoming comedy's highly anticipated return is now arriving on what seems like a near-daily basis. (It seems unlikely that anyone really minds this, given the multiple filming delays that pushed back the series' third outing for months longer than initially anticipated. Give us all the Ted Lasso content immediately!) 

Apple TV+ has helpfully dropped the first full trailer for the final season, which at least includes some actual new footage even if it features almost no dialogue. But its quick cuts of brief new scenes give us plenty to spend the next two weeks speculating about while we wait for March 15. And the vibes are exactly what you expect: Heartwarming, sweet, and a little bit underdog-ish, as the team adjusts to its promotion to the much more competitive Premier League.

Set to The Rolling Stones classic "You Can't Always Get What You Want," we see shots of a lonely-looking Nate (Nick Mohammed), a frustrated AFC Richmond coaching staff, an ominously lurking Ruper Mannion (Anthony Stewart Head), the return of the one and only Trent Crimm (James Lance), a stressed-out Ted who appears to be having another panic attack, a near-fight with another team on the pitch, and a charming pre-game group huddle. 

According to Apple, the twelve-episode third season will see newly promoted AFC Richmond face ridicule as the media predicts they'll finish last in their new league. In the wake of Nate's contentious departure, former player Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home; Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert, and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency.

The rest of our fan-favorite cast members are also returning, Jeremy Swift as Higgins, Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt, Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya, Cristo Fernandez as Dani Rojas, Kola Bokinni as Isaac McAdoo, and Billy Harris as Colin. 

Ted Lasso Season 3 will be the first Apple TV+ series to launch midweek --- its first episode will debut on Wednesday, March 15, with new installments to follow weekly. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Apple TV+. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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