Jason Sudeikis is reviving his American football coach for a straight-to-series comedy.
The American sports comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, and is a continuation of the character Sudeikis portrayed in a series of promos for NBC Sports‘ coverage of the Premier League. It is scheduled to premiere on Apple TV+ on August 14, 2020.
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.
Co-created, co-written and executive produced by the Saturday Night Live alum and Bill Lawrence, Ted Lasso will see Sudeikis step back into his role as the titular all-American football coach who is hired to manage an English football club — despite having no soccer coaching experience at all.
Now Apple TV+ has commissioned Sudeikis to turn the character into his own eponymous series. Sudeikis will serve as an executive producer on the show alongside Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Whiskey Cavalier). Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt developed the project. Warner Bros. Television is producing as well, alongside Universal Television (a division of NBC Universal, where the character was developed.
The Show will soon be released on Apple TV+ with Stephen MANAS as Richard MONTLAUR.
Shot in London 2019, the show is available worldwide on AppleTV+ the 14th August 2020.
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 pre-existing format/characters from NBC Sports.