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Ted Lasso Season 3 heads up star-packed 2023 slate for Apple TV+. Time to churn from Netflix?

Ted Lasso played by Jason Sudeikis faces off in the Locker Room

Ted Lasso is heading back on the pitch with its third season this spring, streaming exclusively on AppleTV+ – and it’s just the tip of a new slate of new and returning original series, premiering globally on the service through spring 2023.

Ted Lasso – Premiere date Spring, 2023

“I do love a locker room. It smells like potential.”

Just like a top-notch striker, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) has scored back-to-back Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series in its first and second seasons. Its third outing is rumoured to be its last.

For the few that haven’t seen it: Ted is an American football coach hired to manage British soccer team AFC Richmond, despite having no experience of the beautiful game. Still, he makes up for his lack of knowledge with a never-say-die attitude and a love for home-baked biscuits.

Joining Sudeikis on the squad for S3 are Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed and Sarah Niles. 

Ted Lasso may be AppleTV+’s best loved show, but the streamer has revealed plenty more treats planned for 2023.

Truth be Told – Premiere date January 20, 2023

Award-winning anthology series Truth Be Told is back in session with its third season on Apple TV+ this month.

Based on the novel by Kathleen Barber, Truth Be Told examines America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and the consequences of putting justice on display for the world to see.   

Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Scoville, a podcaster who’ll stop at nothing to uncover the truth and seek justice, even if it means risking her own life. Joining the ongoing drama for S3 is Gabrielle Union.

The show is helmed by showrunner Maisha Closson, known for her work on Claws and How to Get Away with Murder.  

Shrining – Premiere date January 27, 2023

Harrison Ford fans will want to look out for Shrinking. Ford stars alongside Jason Segel, in this comedy written by Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence.

Segel plays a grieving therapist who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives… including his own. 

Also upcoming on Apple TV+ this spring…

Hello Tomorrow! – Premiere date February 17

This upcoming dramedy stars Emmy and Critics Choice Award winner Billy Crudup as a travelling salesmen hawking lunar timeshares.

Liaison – Premiere date February 24, 2023

The first French and English-language Apple Original series, César Award winner Vincent Cassel and BAFTA favourite Eva Green star in this six-episode thriller.

Extrapolations – Premiere date March 17, 2023

A near-future climate change drama featuring eight interwoven stories. The starry cast includes Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, David Schwimmer, Forest Whitaker and Judd Hirsch amongst others.

My Kind of Country – Premiere date March 24, 2023

Featuring Reese Witherspoon and Kacey Musgraves, we’re promised a fresh take on the reality competition genre, exclusively featuring country music artists. The winner will receive a ‘life-changing’ prize from Apple Music…

The Last Thing He Told Me – Premiere date April 14, 2023

Based on the bestselling novel by Laura Dave, this edgy drama stars Jennifer Garner as a woman who must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter in order to find the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared..

City on Fire – Premiere date May 12, 2023

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