NBC American Coach in London

NBC has brought in comedian Jason Sudeikis to promote the US network’s coverage of the UK Premier League beginning on August 17th. Sudeikis plays American football coach Ted Lasso, recently hired as coach for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs, supported by players such as Gareth Bale. Shot in London, almost everything done on set was improv. Lasso is shown in a long form commercial (An American Coach In London), 30 second and 60 second commercials (Meet Coach Ted Lasso and Coach Ted Lasso There‚Äôs a Misunderstanding), blundering through practice, press conference and locker room pep talks.

Jason Sudeikis American Coach in London

Credits

The American Coach in London campaign was developed at The Brooklyn Brothers by executive creative director Stephen Rutterford, creative director Guy Barnett and agency producer Tina Lam.

Filming was shot by director Martin Granger via Moxie Pictures with executive producer Karol Zeno and producer Claire Jones.

Post production was done at The Mill by VFX producers Mandy Harris and Heath Raymond, 2D lead artists Greg Cutler and Jamin Clutcher, and colourist Sal Malfitano. Editor was Joseph Dillingham.