The cast of Ted Lasso will be a playable character in FIFA 23
Yeah, maybe that’s all you get – but it’s actually pretty darn cool.
Over the past few years, audiences around the world have fallen in love with Ted Lasso, the inspirational manager of AFC Richmond football club on his Apple TV+ series. Ted (played by Jason Sudeikis) and his team are fictional, but they are supposedly part of the very real English Premier League. And now you can play as Ted and Richmond in the latest installment of the beloved Fifa video game franchise.
Ted and several of his players – including Brett Goldstein’s adorably grumpy Roy Kent – are featured in the game’s new trailer:
Here is Jason Sudeikis’ statement to the news:
I am truly lucky and deeply grateful to have had many special moments in my career so far, and I consider this experience among the best of them. As longtime EA Sports FIFA fans, having Ted Lasso and the entire AFC Richmond team integrated into the new version of the game is truly a dream come true for me and the rest of the guys.
According to the press release, players will be able to use Ted Lasso characters like Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas in the game, and play at AFC Richmond’s home stadium, Nelson Road. Lasso himself will be a “selectable AFC Richmond manager in career mode, as fans can play as their favorite mustachioed manager running the show for AFC Richmond or any team they choose.” They better blackmail the fans for Roy Kent too, profanity and all.
FIFA 23 is available for pre-order now; the game will be released on September 30. Meanwhile, fans are still waiting for news of a release date for Ted Lasso Season 3.