Seth MacFarlane has confirmed that filming on his Ted prequel series is over.
There is little information about the plot of the show yet. arlane has announced a 10-episode prequel series to the Ted movie.
The first film earned more than $550 million at the box office and is the second-highest grossing R-rated comedy film of all time.
Seth MacFarlane has stated that filming on his Ted prequel series has ended, so the world’s most foul-mouthed teddy bear will soon be back in action. Although MacFarlane has provided some suggestions as to what sort of mischief the Boston-accented plush toy may get up to, plot information for Peacock’s eagerly awaited show from the Family Guy creator are still few.
In a post on Instagram, MacFarlane confirmed that the show’s main photography was over and displayed a photo of Ted viewed through one of the monitors. Given that it doesn’t hint to the show’s plot, this image was presumably purposefully picked. In addition, MacFarlane thanked the new show’s cast, which includes Scott Grimes, Alanna Ubach, Max Burkholder, and Giorgia Whigham, calling them “amazing.” The performers will play younger versions of characters from the two previous Ted movies because the series is a prequel set in the 1990s that is a spinoff of those two films. This involves Burkholder as John Bennett, the movie’s main character, who was formerly portrayed by Mark Wahlberg. In addition to MacFarlane once more providing the voice of Ted, Ubach and Grimes will portray Bennett’s parents.
Earlier in the year, Collider asked MacFarlane about the upcoming project during an interview. While MacFarlane was mum on most details, he did talk about working with a CGI character as the star of the show. He also talked about how the series will connect and relate tonally to the films. Ted and Ted 2 were released in 2012 and 2015, respectively, and were both positively recieved for their twisted sense of humor. MacFarlane said the show will feeling similar, telling Collider, “It’s unprecedented to do a television series where your main character is fully generated CGI. I think for movies, we’re so used to it, but you don’t think about the fact that this hasn’t really been done to this extent for television.”
MacFarlane also gave a bit of insight into the overarching plot of the show, adding,
“It’s a prequel that takes place in 1993 and embraces that era, embraces the nineties and tracks what is essentially Ted’s adolescence, I guess. Ted and John’s adolescence. And, growing up in a Boston suburb. Look, as somebody who grew up in that part of the country, it’s a fun thing to try and recreate.”
Fans of the first movie would probably love the television programme, according to MacFarlane, who stated that the tone of the series will be similar to that of the first movie. Given that the 2012 movie earned more than $550 million at the global box office and is currently the second-highest grossing R-rated comedy film of all time, MacFarlane is probably making a wise decision with this.
For those that may be concerned that the standards of the small screen would have an effect on the series, MacFarlane put those concerns to rest. “It’s like a movie. There’s no broadcast standards there. It’s an R rated comedy. So our guidelines are the same as they were for the movie,” MacFarlane said. “The challenges for something like Ted are more external. You’re dealing with a climate that is maybe a little less friendly to comedy than it has been in the past. That’s certainly something that we’re mindful of because we do want to keep Ted Ted. We do want to make sure that it’s not altered.”
Through his production business Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane is executive producing the show alongside Jason Clark, Alana Kleiman, and Erica Huggins. Paul Korrigan and Brad Walsh, who both contributed to the writing of the project, are co-showrunners. The 10-episode prequel series’ release date has not yet been specified by Peacock.