Seth MacFarlane Developing Ted Prequel Series
Published 2 years ago
We don’t know if a third Ted movie is coming, but Seth MacFarlane is already set to bring the world’s most vulgar children’s toy back to screens.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacFarlane has teamed up with Peacock for a Ted series that will focus on the earlier days of Ted and his ‘Thunder Buddy’ John (Mark Wahlberg). Here’s the synopsis:
Peacock’s Ted is set in 1993 and Ted the bear’s moment of fame has passed, leaving him living with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, who lives in a working-class Boston home with his parents and cousin. Ted may not be the best influence on John, but when it comes right down to it, Ted’s willing to go out on a limb to help his friend and his family.
Max Burkholder is set to play the younger John in the series with Giorgia Wigham playing John’s cousin Blaire. Scott Grimes will be playing the part of Uncle Matty, who is a ‘blue-collar Bostonian who thinks he’s the boss in the family and doesn’t like anyone challenging him, particularly his liberal niece, Blaire.’ And of course, MacFarlane will be reprising the role of Ted the bear.
The series was picked up last June and will run for 10 episodes, and while MacFarlane is best known for his work on animation with shows like Family Guy and American Dad, this series is said to be live-action. Hopefully CG has progressed enough that it won’t be too expensive to have Ted onscreen.
We don’t know when the series will premiere, but maybe we get a trailer soon. Catch the Ted prequel on Peacock.