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Brendan Hunt is a writer, producer, and star in the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. During the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Hunt, who plays Coach Beard in the show, shared an interesting lesson about drinking he learned while working on Ted Lasso. Find out what the comedy series has taught Hunt about English drinking etiquette. 

'Ted Lasso' star Brendan Hunt sporting his top hat and cane at the 2021 Emmy Awards red carpet
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‘Ted Lasso’ wins 7 Emmys at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

Ted Lasso nabbed 20 nominations this year but didn’t sweep the Emmys like some critics thought it might. Still, the Jason Sudeikis-led series did well at the 2021 Emmy Awards

Sudeikis won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Meanwhile, Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent) took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, while Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca) won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

The series also won for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. Ted Lasso was also recognized with the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Hunt was among the crowd who accepted the honor. 

‘Ted Lasso’ taught Brendan Hunt British drinking etiquette

Hunt participated in multiple interviews on the night of the 2021 Emmy Awards. During one interview with Live From the Emmys, Hunt mentioned how his drinking habits have changed thanks to his work on Ted Lasso

“It’s not enough to go drinking with your friends,” Hunt says. “You have to all finish your pints at the same time so the next round can happen in an orderly fashion.”


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Hunt’s red carpet look was also a nod to his British friends. Donning a top hat and carrying a cane, Hunt says he was “trying to honor our English friends [and] their English ways.” 

Brendan Hunt and company to return in ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 sometime in 2022 

Shortly before Ted Lasso Season 2, Hunt and co-creator Bill Lawrence shared details regarding the new season with Deadline. “Once the show was clearly a hit, Apple — to their credit — was like, ‘Hey, let’s get you guys doing all this now!'” Hunt said in July 2021. “So, we’re a bit like Lucy with the assembly line of chocolates. It’s only just starting to get going, and we’ve got to hang on tight.” 

The writing for season 3 was scheduled to start in the weeks after that interview. Lawrence and Hunt also noted the goal to begin shooting for Ted Lasso Season 3 is January 2022. 

What’s more, season 3 might not be the end for Ted Lasso, despite Sudeikis’ past comments. During a virtual South by Southwest panel, Lawrence teased the idea of future seasons.

“Is there more story for Ted Lasso beyond that?” Lawrence said, adding: 

If you ask me, because I’m still part producer and businessman at the end, I’m like ‘Yeah, Ted Lasso is gonna be a different coach of a different sport every year for the next 50 years.’

Is that OK? I think in a great way, especially to line up with the vibe of this show. I think that it will probably keep going as long as Jason is having a fun time doing it.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet extends our congratulations to the entire Ted Lasso team for their multiple wins at the 2021 Emmys. Stay tuned for updates on the future of the series.