We’re big fans of Jason Sudeikis, despite the insanely bad Tournament of Laughs he’s currently hosting on TBS, so it’s always a thrill to see the SNL alum jumping into new projects. In Ted Lasso, Sudeikis plays an American coach who is hired by a British ‘football’ (soccer) team to help turn them around.
As you’d expect, the Apple TV+ plus comedy series is very much a fish out of water story, but looks to have a lot more heart and humor than the painful to watch ‘Intelligence’ starring David Schwimmer over on Peacock. Ted Lasso is set to hit the streamer on August 14th.
Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (Scrubs) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.