Ted, the vulgar and much loved film series from the mind of Seth MacFarlane has just announced a new prequel TV series that’s coming to Peacock on Jan. 11. They’ve also released the first teaser trailer and first look images for the series. The first episode is described as “supersized,” while the remaining six are 30 minutes each.
Set in 1993, the series begins as “Ted the bear’s (Seth MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed,” per the official description. “He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham). Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship.”
You can expect a lot of the same foul-mouthed comedy that marked the two films in the series. Now as a coming-of-age story with best friends, Ted and John go through the ups and downs of high school, except with “more bong rips and a lot more stuffing”, according to Peacock’s tweet, in the town of Framingham.
Seth MacFarlane serves as writer, executive producer, co-showrunner, and director on the series in addition to starring. Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh also serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Jason Clark, and Aimee Carlson of Fuzzy Door Productions also executive produce. The series is produced by UCP, Fuzzy Door, and MRC.
What do you think about the announcement of a prequel Ted TV series? Are you excited to dive back into that world?
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