10 fun facts about “Ted Lasso”

It has been nothing but an upward journey for “Ted Lasso,” which, despite the odds, has become the crown jewel in Apple TV+’s streaming service.

With its winning combination of heart and humor, Ted Lasso is essentially the TV equivalent of a hug.

In what was originally meant to promote NBC’s airing of the English Premier League, the character of Ted Lasso first appeared in an NBC Sports commercial way back in 2012.

With some encouragement from his then-partner Olivia Wilde, Sudeikis — alongside creative partners Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly — began outlining what a possible “Ted Lasso” series might look like.

It’s hard to imagine anyone else embodying AFC’s grumpy captain Roy Kent, but actor Brett Goldstein was initially only hired as a writer on the show.

Marcus Mumford, the lead singer of Mumford & Sons, met Sudeikis in 2012, when his band performed on “SNL.” The pair remained friends, which is what led Sudeikis to leave Mumford a message asking if he would want to compose music for the show.

You know Ted’s famous biscuits? Well, Hannah Waddingham, who plays club owner Rebecca Welton, has shattered the illusion of the delicious biscuits her character obsesses over.

It’s impossible to reference Waddingham and not mention her history as a famed West End performer, with her performing skills on full display in an incredible performance of “Let it Go” from “Frozen” in episode 7, “Make Rebecca Great Again.” Yet according to music supervisor Tony Von Pervious, Disney at first rejected the show’s application to use the song.

At the 2021 Golden Globes, the show was nominated for two awards, with Sudeikis winning for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.

When Season 2 returns, viewers can expect to see a new member of the AFC Richmond squad in Sharon , the team’s new sports psychologist.

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