Apple TV+ Original ‘Ted Lasso’ Wins 2021 Peabody Award
Apple TV+ original ‘Ted Lasso’ has received the 2021 Peabody Award for excellence in storytelling. The award was presented virtually by Will Ferrell and was accepted by “Ted Lasso” executive producer and star Jason Sudeikis.
Today’s Peabody Award accolade follows last year’s win for the Apple Original comedy series “Dickinson,” highlighting Apple’s continued commitment to telling meaningful and powerful stories that connect with viewers globally.
In addition to today’s award, “Ted Lasso” was honored with an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Award for Jason Sudeikis at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The series was also nominated for a MTV Movie & TV Award, and received the AFI Television Program of the Year honor.
Ted Lasso stars Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
The first season of Ted Lasso is available to watch now on Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app. The second season of “Ted Lasso will premiere on Friday, July 23, 2021 with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.