Apple TV+’s hit sports comedy series ‘Ted Lasso’ is on a roll this award season. Recently, the series was awarded Best New Series and Best Comedy Series from the Writers Guild of America. The series was nominated for three categories and received awards in the biggest categories.
Ted Lasso follows the coaching experience of a mediocre college football coach from Kansas who moves to England to coach a professional soccer team. Season two of Ted Lasso is currently under production and is expected to hit the platform in the summer. Apple has also ordered a third season of the series to be made available in the future.
Ted Lasso picks up two awards from Writers Guild of America Awards
The WGA awarded “Ted Lasso” with the title of Best Comedy series where it was competing against hits like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” In the Best New Series category, the Apple TV+ original beat out “Dave,” “The Flight Attendant,” “The Great,” and “Lovecraft Country.”
With the most recent recognitions for Ted Lasso, the tech giant has been honored with a total of 86 awards wins and 329 awards nominations and accolades since its global launch. In a press release following the wins, Apple recognized writers Jane Becker, Leann Bowen, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Bill Lawrence, Jamie Lee, Jason Sudeikis, Phoebe Walsh, and Bill Wrubel.
The WGA wins join Sudeikis’ Golden Globe for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, three Critics Choice Awards for Best Comedy category, Best Actor in a Comedy Series, and Best supporting actress in a comedy series, and more. The series has also been nominated for the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA), and Director’s Guide of America (DGA). Critics expect the show to pick up Emmy nominations later in 2021.
To watch Ted Lasso, viewers will need a subscription to Apple’s streaming service. For $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV via the Apple TV app.