A few fan favorites Ted Lasso characters will indeed return for season 3, despite their presumed exits in Friday’s finale.
In an interview with our sister site Deadline, executive producer Bill Lawrence confirmed that both regular series Sarah Niles (who was first introduced in the Season 2 premiere as team psychologist Dr. Sharon Fieldstone) and returning guest star James Lance (who appeared in Seasons 1 and 2 played The independent‘s sports columnist Trent Crimm) will play a big part in the next 12 episodes.
“I can tell you that they will both play an important role next year,” he said.
The penultimate episode of Season 2 marked Sharon’s departure from AFC Richmond. Ted and Sharon headed out for a drink of the last day at the Crown & Anchor, where Ted knocked down Sharon’s previous attempt at an Irish farewell. However, Sharon was still in touch with Ted in the next episode. The opening scene featured a voicemail she left for the club’s coach after Trent’s revelation was posted online.
The final also revealed that Trent is no longer working as a journalist. He betrayed himself for revealing a source and was fired by The independent. (Click here for a full recap of Season 2 Episode 12.)
Ted Lasso Season 2 ended on a major cliffhanger: Nick Mohammed’s Nate resigned as Richmond’s assistant coach and took a new job as head coach of Rupert’s newly acquired West Ham United. TVLine spoke to Mohammed about Nate’s season 2 transformation, which you can read more about here.
During his conversation with Deadline, Lawrence also projected that Ted Lasso Season 3 will premiere in August 2022, in line with the releases of Season 1 (which premiered on August 14, 2020) and Season 2 (which premiered on July 23 this year, along with the Tokyo Olympics) .
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