Seth MacFarlane Offers Update on 'Ted' TV Series

"It's a very specific kind of comedy, but we are allowing it to be what it is."

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jun 2, 2022

Last June, it was reported that Seth MacFarlane's Ted would be adapted for television, and the creator of the bromantic bear comedy now has an update on the forthcoming series.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, MacFarlane shared that he's currently at work on the Ted TV adaptation, adding that it will be a prequel to the original film and its 2015 sequel Ted 2.

"Ted, which is taking up a lot of my time right now, is a prequel, taking place in 1993," MacFarlane explained. "It centres around the period pretty shortly after Ted became kind of washed up, and he's now living outside Boston with John and his family, and he's forced to kind of make his way through high school."

He continued: "So it's a piece of Ted's life in between what you saw in the opening titles of the movie and in the opening montage, and where we find him with Mark Wahlberg that's a part of that story we haven't told yet. It turns out that it's a pretty ripe area to draw from. Whether people still have an appetite for Ted remains to be seen. It's a very specific kind of comedy, but we are allowing it to be what it is."

You can read MacFarlane's complete interview with THR here.

It was reported last June that the Ted TV adaptation will arrive via NBC Universal's Peacock streaming service. At the time, Wahlberg's involvement in the spin-off was not mentioned.

The third season of MacFarlane's sci-fi series The Orville: New Horizons, which he created and stars in, arrives on Hulu today. Of course, his first series Family Guy still airs on Fox.

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