Is Ted Lasso based on a true story?

Here's what you need to know about what really inspired Ted Lasso, and how Jason Sudeikis got the idea to produce the show

Ted Lasso has taken the world by storm, sweeping the 2021 Emmys and garnering worldwide critical acclaim and praise.

The show has quickly become a classic and beloved feel-good comedy, telling the tale of an NFL coach – Ted Lasso – as he tries to take the reins of Premier League side AFC Richmond despite having no experience coaching an English soccer team.

So, is Ted Lasso based on real-life events? Goal takes a look.