Ted Lasso’s third season faces a lot of problems due to creative issues and pay inequities
ted lasso won for the second year in a row the Emmy a Best Comedy Series and the star Jason Sudeikis and co-star Brett Goldsteinrepeated their respective victories from last year as Best Lead Actor and Supporting Actor in a comedy show. Everything seems to be going smoothly for the successful series of appletv+, but the fans are becoming more and more concerned about the little news there is about the third season.
It all started when Sudeikis mentioned during the ceremony: “See you for season 3, sometime.” That comment, added to the fact that the program has shown no signs of a return, led to a new report from puck will begin to investigate the possible reasons for its delay, which indicate that apparently the production it’s all chaos.
What were the reasons?
The third season was supposed to ted lasso would feature 12 episodes that would begin filming in September 2021, but was delayed to March 2022 due to Sudeikis deciding that the show’s scripts “they needed a significant rewrite.” In addition, certain location shots, including a sequence in the stadium of the Chelsea Football Club, complicated because the Russian owner of the club was forced to sell the team for the war against Ukraine.
For that reason, the show now also requires more post-production time to digitally render the stadiums, which lengthens the editing process and drives up production costs. It is also said that this has caused costs to increase between a 20 and 30%. This can be very counterproductive for appletv+, because even though the platform is fully responsible for covering production costs and has the distribution rights for more than 10 years, other companies also have rights to the story.
NBCUniversal is one of the production houses of the show because Sudekis created the character of ted lasso as part of sports commercials that were broadcast on their programs and also Warner Bros, which has a distribution contract with the Apple platform.
The production problems extend much more to the costs, since there were also problems with the creative team. the co-creators Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly announced that the third season of Ted Lasso would be the last they would work on, but the executive producer BillLawrence, who worked during the 2 seasons, will no longer be able to join the third season because he is also supervising the series of Bad Monkey for Apple TV+ and Warner Bros.
By the side of Jason Sudeikis, the actor had also said that he wanted to end the story with the third season, but his contract is highly unequal to that of his co-stars. To begin with, the actor received for season 2 a salary of 1 million dollars per episode, while Brett Goldstein and her other co-stars received only 150 thousand.
Also, it seems that the contracts they signed Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Juno Temple, Brendan Hunt, Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed, and Toheeb Jimoh with Apple TV + committed them to dedicate themselves entirely to the series, but Goldstein and Waddingham had appearances in Thor: Love and Thunder and Hocus Pocus 2, causing even more questions about fairness within the production and cast. For that reason, Puck magazine hints that negotiations for a better contract could also be holding back the development of the third season.
For now, it is not really known if Ted Lasso season 3 will be made and if Jason Sudeikis could go from being the protagonist to having a secondary role. But in an interview during the Emmy awards, Goldstein assured that the future of the season “it is entirely in the hands of Sudeikis”, so we will have to see what happens with the history of this sports team.
What do cinephiles and cinephiles think?