August 18, 2022

In the present day Peacock has formally introduced the primary solid for his or her upcoming sequence Ted, a prequel sequence to the 2012 and 2015 motion pictures starring Seth MacFarlane as a foul-mouthed teddy bear. MacFarlane, who’s returning to voice the character, might be joined within the sequence by Max Burkholder, Giorgia Whigham, and Scott Grimes.

The unique Ted movie sequence was directed and co-written by MacFarlane. They noticed him voicing a teddy bear that was wished to life, with the movies choosing up later in life after the attraction of a speaking teddy bear has worn off, and he’s turn out to be washed up. The attraction of the films got here from the lovable teddy bear saying the crude jokes MacFarlane is understood for. The movies additionally starred Mark Walhberg as John Bennett, the grownup model of the child who wished Ted to life.


The brand new sequence will happen in 1993 and can comply with Ted, after his second within the limelight has pale, and a 16-year John Bennett. They dwell in a working-class Boston residence and the 2 are finest buddies who stick collectively it doesn’t matter what, even when Ted isn’t one of the best affect.

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Burkholder might be taking part in the teenage model of Walhberg’s character from the unique movies. He’s described as a “likable teen” who simply occurs to be in a clumsy section. Whigham might be taking part in “Blaire Bennett”, John’s good and outspoken cousin who resides with the household whereas going to varsity. Grimes might be taking part in John’s father, Matty Bennett, who’s described as a “blue-collar Bostonian” who likes to be the boss of the household.

MacFarlane, who won’t solely be voicing the title character however will even direct and write all episodes of the sequence, is probably going finest identified for any certainly one of his reveals. He first gained prominence for creating and voicing many characters in, Household Man. He has since created different fan-favorite sequence like American Dad and his Star Trek parody present The Orville.

Burkholder is finest identified for his starring function within the NBC drama Parenthood and the horror movie The Purge. This sequence won’t be his first time working with MacFarlane, as he has voiced quite a lot of characters in his reveals like Household Man and American Dad, and appeared in an episode of The Orville. Whigham has beforehand stared in sequence like The Punisher and Scream: The TV Sequence. She additionally has a supporting function within the Netflix movie Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Grimes is a long-time collaborator with MacFarlane, having starring roles in each American Dad and The Orville. He has additionally starred in quite a lot of different sequence like ER, Band of Brothers, and Justified. He can even subsequent be seen in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

MacFarlane might be co-writing, co-showrunning, and govt producing Ted alongside Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh. The pair of Corrigan and Walsh beforehand labored collectively as govt producers and writers on reveals like Fashionable Household and King of the Hill. They are going to be joined as govt producers by Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, and Jason Clark by means of MacFarlane’s manufacturing firm, Fuzzy Door.

Keep tuned to Collider for any future updates on the upcoming Ted sequence.


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