Starring Jason Sudeikis in the lead role, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso wrapped up its third season earlier this year. The actor has stated that season 3 marked the end of the story they wanted to tell through the show, suggesting that it might not return with another season. However, there have been talks of a spin-off following some of the prominent characters of the show, including Rebecca Welton, played by the English actress Hannah Waddingham.
The actress recently opened up about returning in a spinoff series, stating that she would return as Rebecca Welton only under one condition while promoting her new Apple TV+ series Home for Christmas.
Hannah Waddingham Talks About a Potential Ted Lasso Spin-off
Amid uncertainty surrounding the Emmy-winning show Ted Lasso’s future after its third season, actress Hannah Waddingham has reinforced her stance on a potential spin-off. While there have been no official statements about a fourth season or a spin-off, cast members have been hinting at the prospect.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Waddingham discussed reprising her role as Rebecca Welton in a spinoff. The actress stated her one condition to reprise her role, saying that she would only return if Jason Sudeikis came back as Ted Lasso.
“Everyone keeps asking this, but no, there’s been no word of a spinoff at all, and I have made it quite clear that unless Ted was in it… I can’t imagine really a world where Rebecca exists without Ted because they are each other’s inspiration.”
Both Ted and Rebecca have been in the series since the first season, and the Hocus Pocus 2 actress finds their characters to be profoundly interconnected. Her statement could come as disappointing to fans as it leaves the fate of the show uncertain as they eagerly wait for its return.
Jason Sudeikis On Returning as Ted Lasso
The Emmy-winning actor Jason Sudeikis has addressed questions surrounding the show’s future in an interview with Deadline. He has shared that although it was the end of the story that they planned, he couldn’t share much about the potential future of the show.
He said, “If I knew, I wouldn’t tell you.” However, he has also shared that there are opportunities to expand the story with the show’s existing characters. “Yeah, there’s opportunities, I think, for spinoffs,” he said on the Fly on the Wall podcast.
Hannah Waddingham seems to suggest that she is not interested in reprising her role as Rebecca until Jason Sudeikis returns as Ted Lasso. With uncertainty about Sudeikis return, the potential spin-off could be based on other major characters from the series, as Apple TV+’s official Twitter account seemingly suggested in an earlier tweet.
Ted Lasso is available on Apple TV+.