Jason was inspired by Foo Fighters for Ted Lasso season two (Picture: Apple)
Jason Sudeikis has revealed something that may surprise fans of his hit Apple TV Plus show Ted Lasso, and that’s that the second season was inspired by the Foo Fighters.
Fans have been raving about the show, which follows Coach Lasso’s efforts to rally AFC Richmond as they strive to get back into the top tier of English football.
Amid the critical acclaim of the series, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Ted Lasso delivered the largest opening weekend ever for Apple TV Plus, the company claimed.
According to Apple, when Ted Lasso season two premiered on Friday July 23, over the course of that weekend, Apple TV Plus boosted its number of new viewers by 50%.
Now Jason has revealed that the Foo Fighters song My Hero inspired the show.
The actor and writer recently spoke to the Blink-182 musician Mark Hoppus on the podcast After School Radio.
Ted Lasso has been a hit for Apple Plus TV (Credits: Apple TV)
‘When [I was] on SNL, I would write a lot of sketches to music… But My Hero was the first time that I heard a song and I felt, I saw a whole movie about that song. At least my interpretation of it,’ Jason said.
‘I’ve never spoken to Gus nor Dave or any of the guys in the band about what that song is about. Some of those themes are literally being used in season two of Ted Lasso, which I hadn’t put together until I put together this list.’
The actor explained that were themes he picked up on in the track that resonated with him.
He continued: ‘Just the idea of false prophets or don’t meet your heroes or the idea that all statues have clay feet, I think is another example of that. People are human.
‘I pay attention when a song becomes a muse, whether you end up using the tune or not. But yeah, I saw a beginning, middle and end to a story in that song, for me. That was really profound at 21 years old, 22 years old, having just moved to Chicago to try this acting thing.’
At the premiere for season two of the show, Jason showed his support for England footballers Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka by wearing a sweatshirt with their names on the front.
This comes after the footballers were unable to score penalties in the Euro 2020 final against Italy and later suffered abhorrent racist abuse on social media.
Ted Lasso is available to watch on Apple TV Plus.
Credit: Original article published here.