Apple TV Plus’ Emmy-winning Ted Lasso makes its much anticipated return on Wednesday, March 15, marking the first Apple TV Plus series to debut mid-week.
In the above teaser, the members of team Richmond – from owner Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) to PR maven and social influencer Keeley (Juno Temple) to grumpy assistant coach/former star player Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) – put their own spin on the word “Believe” and post their homemade signs in the Richmond locker room.
“Well, if seein’ is believin’ I believe we’ve been seen,” Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) says to Beard (Brendan Hunt) as they enter the locker room.
In the show’s pilot episode, Lasso—a football coach from Kansas who was originally recruited to Richmond so that the team would lose—posts the word “Believe” above a door. At that time, with a coach who didn’t even know the rules of soccer—er, football—no one on the team did believe. This season, the team takes on a new rival—West Ham United, which is owned by Rebecca’s ex, Rupert (Anthony Head) and coached by former Richmond water boy/assistant coach/ “wonder kid” Nate (Nick Mohammed).
In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Hunt, Joe Kelly and Bill Wrubel also serve as executive producers, along with Doozer’s Jeff Ingold and Liza Katzer. Jane Becker and Jamie Lee also serve as executive producers. Goldstein also serves as writer and co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Kelly and Hunt, and is based on a pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.