‘Ted Lasso’ Stars and Writers Set for Big Pay Day From New Contracts

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Ted Lasso and Coach Beard at Wembley

The stars and writers of Ted Lasso have scored a big day as a result of the Apple TV+ comedy becoming a bonafide hit. Those involved in the contract negotiations for season three include Jason Sudeikis (pictured above, left, with Brendan Hunt), as well as executive producer Bill Lawrence.

Sources say negotiations have been ongoing for the past month or so with central cast members including Emmy nominees Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca), Goldstein, Juno Temple (Keeley) and Hunt, who all scored raises that take them from the $50,000-$75,000 range they earned per episode for seasons one and two to the $125,000-$150,000 territory. Sources say Waddingham, Temple and Goldstein have already closed rich new deals for season three, joining Sudeikis. Goldstein also negotiated a second payday for his role as writer and exec producer on the series, with Hunt doing the same…Other actor deals are also expected to close in the coming weeks as Warners and Apple solidify a new licensing deal, with the latter taking on added costs of the show. As for Lawrence, the prolific writer-producer (Scrubs, Cougar Town, Spin City), is seeking a rich new deal that could admit him into the increasingly crowded nine-figure club other prolific showrunners like Shonda Rhimes, Greg Berlanti and Alex Kurtzman.

Apple TV+: New 'The Morning Show' Season Two Featurette

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The Morning Show season two premieres on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 17. Ahead of that, a new featurette was released over the weekend. Stars of the show including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Karen Pittman, as well as director Mimi Leder, give an insight into what viewers can expect. Of course, we see the fallout of Bradley and Alex’s onscreen revelations. Episodes are also going to look at issues of racism. Based on some of the chyrons we see in the clips shared, rumors that COVID-19 will be covered are also true.

Apple TV+: How ‘CODA’ Director Sian Heder Got Her Name Sign

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Name signs are a sign used to signify a specific person that only deaf people can give someone. Director Sian Heder was keen for the cast of CODA, available now on Apple TV+, to assign her one. She didn’t want to ask though…but ended up walking straight into hers. The cast and crew of the film explain what happened in a new video.

Official Trailer For '9/11: Inside the President’s War Room ', Available on Apple TV+

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The official trailer for 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room, was shared online over the Labor Day weekend. It shows some moving moments from the film, featuring President George W. Bush and some of those who were closest to him on that day 20 years ago. The documentary, narrated by Jeff Daniels, is available on Apple TV+ and the BBC iPlayer now.

Apple TV+ Fall Preview — Media+

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Kelly Guimont joins host Charlotte Henry to preview all the shows coming to Apple TV+ this fall. They also discuss the state of the streaming service as it approaches its second birthday.