The creators of the Apple TV + comedy series “Ted Lasso” have grown accustomed to hearing many indirect compliments.
People tell them that they didn’t anticipate that they would enjoy the first season so much. Or that they were surprised that the show headed by Jason Sudeikis turned out so good. “In shock” is something you hear a lot.
“We make jokes in the writers room about how often we read: ‘This show has no right to be that good.’ We always say, ‘Really?’ I mean, we tried really hard, ”said Brett Goldstein, who is nominated for an Emmy for playing tough guy Roy Kent and who co-produces and co-writes the show.
On the eve of the second season, there are no more excuses to be surprised: “Ted Lasso” won 20 Emmy Award nominations on Tuesday, including best comedy series, comedy screenplay and seven nominations for his actors.
“Ted Lasso” begins its second season on July 23 no longer as a show that has the upper hand. But all the compliments and honors haven’t made him a diva either: the second season was scheduled before the first came out.
The series centers on an American football coach who takes over an elite British football team in England despite having little knowledge of the game. He follows the players, coaches and owners.
If the first season set the characters and tone, the second goes deep and explores what the creators have built, with many supporting characters finding their voices. There is also much less football.
“I’m a little nervous, but kind of excited, for the reaction to the fact that it really changes some things across the board,” said Nick Mohammed, who received an Emmy nomination Tuesday for his role as Nate, a props turned props. in assistant coach.