Hannah Waddingham Gives an Update on Ted Lasso's Possible End

Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham revealed to E! News what Jason Sudeikis said about the show's third, and possibly final, season.

By Alyssa Ray Jul 14, 2022 8:32 PMTags
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Just like Ted Lasso's hiatus with tea, Jason Sudeikis is not budging on his three season plan for the Apple TV+ comedy.

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham confirmed that there are currently no plans to extend the critically-acclaimed series past its upcoming third season.

"I asked him recently," she exclusively told E! News. "And he went, 'Yeah, I think so, for now.' And I was like, 'OK.'"

(For the record, Jason, who co-created the show with Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, has always maintained that he planned for a three season arc.)

Hannah admitted that she was "gently gutted" by the news, adding, "I don't want to hang up those boots. I love her. She's my companion. She's my friend. And I love every inch of who he has created for me to play. And I will miss her like a friend."

Of course, Hannah isn't the only person to fall in love with her character, AFC Richmond owner Rebecca Welton. On July 12, Hannah was nominated for her second consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy. The actress is the reigning Emmy winner in the category after picking up a statue at the 2021 Emmys.

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Yet, the ever humble Hannah is rooting for her Ted Lasso co-stars Juno Temple and Sarah Niles, who are also nominated in the category.

"Our WhatsApp group has blown up in a very different way this year," she shared. "It's obviously blown up because the ones of us who have been nominated before are so glad that we have our new greyhounds to join the family of nominees."

Ted Lasso nabbing 20 nominations for the second year in a row was like "magic" for Hannah, noting, "To be included in that is absolutely crazy."

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To see if Ted Lasso's winning streak continues at the Emmys, catch the 2022 awards show when it airs on NBC and Peacock Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

You can also find seasons one and two of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+.

(E!, NBC and Peacock are all part of the NBCUniversal family.)


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