Ted Lasso: Jason Sudeikis stars in trailer for season two
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The second season of the acclaimed sports comedy Ted Lasso is continuing Fridays on Apple TV+. Following some unexpected backlash, series star Toheeb Jimoh has shared his view on whether AFC Richmond’s plucky coach should stay on screens beyond its third season.
Toheeb Jimoh has confirmed he’s willing to reprise his role as AFC Richmond defender Sam Obisanya after Ted Lasso’s third and potentially final season.
Lead star Jason Sudeikis has maintained the comedy-drama was originally conceived as a three-season arc, though co-creator Bill Lawrence has been more willing to continue.
With the ongoing second season nearly at an end, Jimoh spoke to RadioTimes about potentially bringing Sam’s story to an end.
He said: “We say ‘Richmond till we die’ and I mean that.”
“I’m here for as long as we’re doing Ted Lasso, if it’s possible – like if people want me back – I’m willing to stick it out.”
Although the show’s leading man may not be ready to commit to another season of everyone’s favourite Midwestern football coach, his supporting cast are still eager for more.
That being said, Jimoh admitted he’ll be happy to say goodbye to Richmond if Ted Lasso does indeed reach its natural conclusion after just one more outing.
“If we did three and that was it, three and done, I’d also be up for that,” he continued.
“I think there’s something really beautiful in just doing something and calling it quits before we’re in a situation where we’re scrambling for ideas, or we’re just trying to do more for the sake of doing more.”
As the second season of the show progresses, viewers have certainly seen the upbeat football comedy take some slightly darker turns.
With Ted himself in therapy, season two has also started to unpick some of his colleagues’ more sinister shortcomings.
Most notably, ‘Wonder Kid’ Nathan Shelley (played by Nick Mohammed) is quickly becoming a toxic presence in the workplace after letting his previous successes go to his head.
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Meanwhile, fans will have to wait and see how Sam’s recently revealed anonymous dating app chat with his boss Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) works out.
As Ted Lasso continues to take some surprising turns with each new episode, it remains to be seen if the creative momentum would carry through to another two or more seasons.
Jimoh said: “I think it definitely comes down to the creative team.
“If Jason [Sudeikis] and Bill [Lawrence] feel like there’s mileage and there’s anything else that they want to address then I think maybe we’ll do more.”
Season two has received some mixed opinions and critical think pieces here and there, but general consensus suggests Ted Lasso is still at the top of the league tables.
Finally, Jimoh added: “It’s a win-win for me either way.”
Ted Lasso has already set a high benchmark with its first two instalments, so hopefully a third season will continue the trend enough to warrant at least one more season.
Ted Lasso season 2 continues Fridays on Apple TV+.
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