Apple orders Ted Lasso series for its upcoming streaming service

Variety says that Apple has given a series order to Ted Lasso for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service. Jason Sudeikis will star, write, and executive produce the series.

In the series, he’ll play Lasso, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club despite having no soccer coaching experience. 

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The character originally appeared in an NBC Sports video in 2013 to help promote the fact that NBC Sports would begin broadcasting English Premier League games. Variety notes that it proved so successful that NBC brought the character back the following year to serve as an analyst.

The Apple TV+ streaming service is due to launch Nov. 1 at a price of $4.99 per month. However, you can get a free year’s subscription with the purchase of a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.