Everybody’s favourite pot-smoking teddy bear is headed to Peacock.
The streaming service has handed a straight-to-series order to Ted, a live-action prequel based mostly on the 2012 movie of the identical title, in line with The Hollywood Reporter.
Seth MacFarlane will function author and government producer on the 10-episode sequence, and is at the moment in negotiations to reprise his voiceover position. Neither Mark Wahlberg nor Mila Kunis, who starred within the first movie, are at the moment connected.
The unique Ted instructed the story of Wahlberg’s John Bennett, a Boston native whose childhood want introduced the stuffed bear to life. Kunis performed John’s girlfriend Lori within the first movie, however didn’t return for the 2015 sequel. She was basically changed by Amanda Seyfried, who was launched as John’s new love curiosity Samantha.
The primary film grew to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time that wasn’t a sequel or derived from different IP. The primary and second movies introduced in a mixed $750 million worldwide.
Ted marks MacFarlane’s second sequence at Peacock, following a earlier order for The Finish Is Nye, hosted and executive-produced by Invoice Nye. On the scripted entrance, MacFarlane can also be in growth on a Smokey and the Bandit reboot; a restricted sequence based mostly on Herman Wouk’s WWII-set novels The Winds of Conflict and Conflict and Remembrance; a restricted sequence concerning the Little Rock 9; and dramas Skywatch and All Our Unsuitable Todays.
He’s additionally in manufacturing on the longggg-delayed third season of Fox-turned-Hulu area dramedy The Orville, which is nonetheless awaiting a premiere date.
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