A cast for the comedy series has not been set, but Ted director/producer/writer MacFarlane is in talks to return as the voice of the jumbo teddy bear character.
Peacock revealed more about the prequel series for Ted in a press release:
“Peacock has announced a straight-to-series order for Ted, from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and MRC Television.
The series is based on the hit Universal Pictures and MRC Film’s Ted, the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time (not a sequel or based on other IP). Collectively Ted and Ted 2 grossed more than $750 million worldwide.
MacFarlane is in negotiations to reprise the voice of the iconic and lovable foul-mouthed teddy bear.
The live-action series, based on Seth MacFarlane’s feature films released by Universal Pictures with MRC Film, will be executive produced by MacFarlane and Erica Huggins for Fuzzy Door.
This is the second series order since MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door signed an overall development deal with UCP in 2020. Earlier this year, Peacock announced a series order of “The End is Nye” hosted by Bill Nye. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP, divisions of Universal Studio Group, and Fuzzy Door.”
The original film told the story of John (Wahlberg), whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true and consequently wreaked havoc on his relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis).
A release date for Peacock’s Ted series is yet to be confirmed.