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Brett Goldstein Says Ted Lasso Upcoming Third Season Is Being Written as the Series’ Last
Well, Ted Lasso fans, you may want to temper that excitement for the feel-good Emmy-winning comedy’s next season, because Emmy-winning Lasso star and writer Brett Goldstein says season 3 is being written as the show’s final. Despite becoming a huge, beloved hit during its first season, especially as viewers sought out the charming, upbeat story and characters during the first binge-happy months of the pandemic, rumors have swirled since the first season that Emmy-winning star Jason Sudeikis planned for the series to run for just three seasons.
Even as the former Saturday Night Live writer and cast member’s Lasso salary reportedly more than tripled to $1 million per episode for season 3, stories persisted that Sudeikis was not tempted by the fat paychecks to continue the series, which began as a series of NBC Sports soccer promos, beyond season 3.