Ted Peacock series trailer: Seth MacFarlane’s talking bear returns in January

Trailer: Seth MacFarlane’s talking bear Ted returns in a prequel event series coming to Peacock in January


After two big screen feature films (Ted and Ted 2), Seth MacFarlane’s talking bear Ted is heading to the small screen for a prequel TV series that will run on the Peacock streaming service. Described as an “event series”, Ted is set to premiere on January 11, 2024 – and we’re not just getting the supersized first episode on that date. All seven episodes of the show will be available to binge-watched that day! With the release date just a couple months away, a trailer for Ted has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.

The Ted Peacock series has the following synopsis: It’s 1993, and Ted the bear’s moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett, along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan and cousin Blaire. 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.

The cast includes Max Burkholder (Parenthood) as John, Alanna Ubach (Euphoria) and Scott Grimes (The Orville) as John’s parents, and Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why) as cousin Blaire. MarFarlane continues to provide the voice of Ted.

MarFarlane also executive produces Ted alongside Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Jason Clark, and Aimee Carlson, as well as Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, who released the following statement: “Each generation develops its own unique artistic style, its own way of seeing the world. In the twenties, it was the subversive musical phrasings of jazz. In the fifties, it was the bold brushwork of the abstract expressionists. Our generation’s unique art is streaming content based on previously successful intellectual property. In that proud tradition, we humbly give you Ted. Our series is a prequel to the Ted movies. It takes place in the nineties but is based on the timeless truth that being sixteen sucks. The only thing that makes it tolerable is going through it with a friend, even if that friend is a has-been magical teddy bear with a foul mouth and a proclivity for drug use. The three of us were teenagers in the nineties and grew up in and around Boston, where the show takes place, so many of these stories are personal for us. We were able to put the characters through some of the same indignities and milestones we experienced back then. Also, we made stuff up (it’s a lot of pages to fill and real life is mostly boring).

The Ted prequel series is coming our way from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, Fuzzy Door, and MRC.

What did you think of the trailer for the Ted prequel series? Are you a fan of the Ted movies, and will you be checking this series out on Peacock? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


Source: JoBlo

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