Adding to its awards accomplishments, the Apple TV+ series, “Ted Lasso,” has been nominated for three Writers Guild of America Awards.
It was nominated for Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, and Best Episodic Comey. The show is now filming season two, and is expected to only run three seasons.
In “Ted Lasso,” 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.