Ted Lasso factual story
Although Ted Lasso is not based on a factual story, it does draw influence from real-life events. Stars Jason Sudeikis and Brendan Hunt, who play Lasso and Coach Beard, respectively, first came up with the idea for the show more than 20 years ago while they were members of the improv comedy group Boom Chicago.
Ted Lasso is American sports comedy drama
Based on a persona Jason Sudeikis first played in a series of advertisements for NBC Sports’ coverage of England’s Premier League, Ted Lasso is an American sports comedy-drama television series.
The show follows Ted Lasso, an American college football coach who is hired to coach an English soccer team with the secret intention that his inexperience will cause it to fail, but whose folksy, optimistic lead character, Brendan Hunt, makes him likeable.