‘Ted Lasso’ Trailer: AppleTV+ Series Returns Jason Sudeikis As The Inept Soccer Coach

So how’s this for AppleTV+’s plan to dominate the streaming wars? Take a forgettable character played by Jason Sudeikis in a series of commercials for NBC Sports’ coverage of the U.K. Premier League…in 2014, and turn it into an actual comedy series. Yep, Ted Lasso is back, and Netflix, you better watch out.

Ted Lasso is a moronic American football coach who, for reasons as dumb as he is, finds himself hired as coach of a professional soccer team in the U.K. The series stars Sudeikis as Lasso, with Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple and Brendan Hunt co-starring. The series was co-created by Sudeikis and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence.

Ted Lasso hits AppleTV+ on August 14th.

SYNOPSIS: 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.

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