With a title like “So Lengthy, Farewell,” you’d suppose the final episode of Ted Lasso marked a definitive finish to Apple TV+’s beloved comedy sequence. And it some methods it did—the mustachioed titular coach steps down as supervisor of AFC Richmond and returns house to Kansas to reunite together with his son—nevertheless it additionally left some doorways open for the Lasso-verse to proceed and broaden.
The ultimate moments of the season 3 finale tease some potential spinoff angles, most notably one specializing in an AFC Richmond Girls’s Crew, which Keeley proposes to Rebecca within the closing montage. It’s additionally attainable that the present may simply proceed on with out Ted; the sequence and characters are broadly cherished sufficient that audiences would proceed watching with out Jason Sudeikis within the lead position. Actually, Roy Kent finally ends up succeeding Ted because the membership’s supervisor, marking a brand new chapter for the group that might warrant new seasons, or a brand new sequence as an entire. As Vulture factors out, we’ve but to see them win the Premier League title.
And when Trent Crimm arms in his manuscript of his ebook about Richmond, Ted urges him to ditch the title The Lasso Means as a result of “It’s not about me. It by no means was.” May Sudeikis be referring to the sequence as an entire?
Whereas we don’t know whether or not any of those proposed spinoffs will get the inexperienced gentle—and keep in mind, the Author’s Guild of America strike is ongoing, so the wait shall be lengthy if a deal isn’t reached—Juno Temple, who performs Keeley, vaguely weighed in on the attainable give attention to an AFC Richmond girls’s group.
Keely and Rebecca “need to assist girls consider in themselves as a result of they’ve completed that for one another, and so they understand how good that feels and the way a lot power it offers you,” she informed Deadline. “Even once you take a knock, you’ve obtained any individual that may assist assist you.”
That’s one thing we’ve seen between the 2 of them over the previous three seasons: a healthful, supportive feminine friendship thriving in a really male-dominated work setting and sport. Even Temple notes how the bond between the 2 characters “has created such an incredible dialog about how feminine friendships should be seen on this trade as terribly necessary, highly effective, good, and uncompetitive, simply loving relationships.”
As for what the duo may do subsequent, she added, “I believe it will be wonderful to see how they might proceed to do great issues collectively and in addition how that then would bleed out into different girls passing that on to different girls.”
We’ll have to attend and see if that concept finally ends up materializing right into a full-blown sequence, but when one factor’s for positive, it’s that viewers aren’t able to say “So Lengthy, Farewell” in any respect.
Erica Gonzales is the Senior Tradition Editor at ELLE.com, the place she oversees protection on TV, films, music, books, and extra. She was beforehand an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There’s a 75 % probability she’s listening to Lorde proper now.