A behind-the-scenes Ted Lasso set video features Jason Sudeikis and co-star Brendan Hunt filming at the real-life Wembley Stadium in London.
A behind-the-scenes video from the set of Ted Lasso has revealed the series filmed at the real-life Wembley Stadium. Ted Lasso season 2 is currently airing on Apple TV+, with its finale set to air on October 8. The show follows an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who is brought on to help a British team of underdogs rise to the top. The show also stars Hannah Waddingham, Phil Dunster, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Jeremy Swift, and Brendan Hunt.
In season 2, episode 8, “Man City,” which aired on September 10, the players of AFC Richmond headed to London’s iconic Wembley Stadium for the FA cup semi-final. Many plot lines came to a head in the episode, including a locker room fight between Richmond player Jamie Tartt and his father, and Ted revealing his tragic childhood backstory. Those big moments were perfectly attuned to a very big and recognisable location.
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A behind-the-scenes video was posted on the official Ted Lasso Twitter account, proving that they did in fact film at the real-life Wembley. Sudeikis shoots the video, clearly in awe of his surroundings. While marvelling at the fact that they just hopped in a cab to get there, Sudeikis (in character as Ted) learns some fun facts about the stadium from his expert partner, and shows off the building’s partially retractable roof. The roof was also the subject of the post’s playful caption, “I like my stadiums like Matthew McConaughey in the early to mid 2000s: top optional.” Check out the video below:
This video, the latest in a recent slew of Ted Lasso behind-the-scenes clips, is an interesting glimpse into what a day of filming Ted Lasso must be like. However, it also speaks to the state of large venues like stadiums and concert venues during the pandemic. It’s likely that a popular show like Ted Lasso would be able to rent out such an iconic location with ease, even before COVID-19. However, these venues are still losing money from limitations on events and gatherings, and one way to offset those costs is to allow productions to shoot there. Viewers may be seeing a rise in authentic location shooting like this in the coming years, which would certainly help improve the production value of certain beloved shows.
This latest glimpse at the behind-the-scenes goings-on of the show also shows off Sudeikis’ natural ability to be funny in any situation, which is one of the reasons the show became an instant fan favorite. Although some viewers have been disappointed by the newest season, Ted’s charm is still available in spades. Given that Ted Lasso will likely be continuing beyond season 3, hopefully the writers can spin this core strength into a more tightly wound storyline, and recapture what delighted fans so much in season 1.