A few years ago, Jason Sudeikis created the character of coach Ted Lasso for some NBC Sports promos. It was a lot of fun, but we never expected that we’d be seeing an entire series based on that character. And that’s exactly what happened.
Today, Apple+ has unveiled the trailer for their newest series, appropriately titled Ted Lasso. According to the official synopsis, Ted Lasso follows “a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.”
Rounding out the cast is Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed. The series was created by Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence (Scrubs), Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt (who created the character with Sudeikis for the NBC Sports promos).
Ted Lasso hits Apple+ on August 14th.