Set in 1993, the Ted series will serve as a prequel to the popular Ted movies, offering viewers a glimpse into the early life of the lovable, sensitive teddy bear Ted. Series creator Seth MacFarlane will reprise his role as the voice of the main character. It will be available from January 11 in the US on Peacock. The plot revolves around the adventures of Ted, who lives with John Bennett and his family in Massachusetts, and features characters such as John's father, Matty, his mother, Susan, and his cousin Blaire, who attends a nearby university.
Filming began in August 2022 on location at Universal Studios, and the first season is expected to feature eight episodes. Seth MacFarlane played a major role in the production, not only as creator but also as executive producer of the series. MacFarlane personally wrote the first three episodes, a testament to his creative involvement. Other notable writers contributing to the series include Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Dana Gould, Jon Pollack and Julius Sharpe. The series promises a nostalgic trip back to the '90s, exploring Ted's origin story in detail.
With Seth MacFarlane confirming in November 2022 that filming had been completed, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of all seven episodes on January 11, 2024. The prequel series is set to deliver the humor and charm that made Ted such a beloved character in the original films, setting the stage for a delightful trip down memory lane.
Prequel series to the 2012 comedy Ted chronicling the friendship between a man and his foul-mouthed, obscene teddy bear, Ted.
Created by Seth MacFarlane
Based on Ted by Seth MacFarlane
Written by Seth MacFarlane, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Alanna Ubach, Scott Grimes, Max Burkholder, Giorgia Whigham
Executive producers: Seth MacFarlane, Jason Clark, Alana Kleiman, Erica Huggins
Production companies: Fuzzy Door Productions, MRC Television, Universal Content Productions
Network: Peacock (USA)