Ted was a surprise comedy hit when it released in 2012. So, much so that it received a sequel in 2015 and now has a news series coming to Peacock. From creator Ted MacFarlane (Family Guy), Ted tells the story of a crude, foul mouthed Teddy Bear and his unbreakable friendship with his best buddy John (Mark Wahlberg).
Peacock announces cast and crew of upcoming series Ted directed by, written by, co-produced, and starring Seth MacFarlane. Paul Corrigan & Brad Walsh (Modern Family) co-produce and write on the series. MacFarlane reprises his role as the wise-cracking teddy bear come to life. Giorgia Whigham (The Punisher), Max Burkholder (Parenthood) and Scott Grimes (The Orville) have been cast in the live-action series for Peacock. The series is set in 1993 and Ted’s moment of fame has passed, leaving him living with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett. John lives in a working-class home in Boston, Massachusetts with his parents and cousin. Ted isn’t the best friend to learn from, but Ted is John’s most reliable friend. Leading to an influence on John that may not be the greatest for a 16-year-old kid.
The series comes from MacFarlane’s production company Fuzzy Door and will be executive produced by President Erica Huggins. Jason Clark and Alana Kleiman serve as executive producers, with Clark returning after producing the renowned Ted film franchise. The series is a product of MRC Television and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Ted is the second series ordered since MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door signed a multi-year television deal with UCP in 2020. Also, coming to Peacock this year following Ted from Fuzzy Door is the catastrophic science fiction series The End Is Nye. The End Is Nye is hosted by Emmy Award-Winning and renowned science educator Bill Nye.