Seth MacFarlane revealed a first look at his TV series Ted, which is a prequel to his two films about a teddy bear that magically comes to life.
Peacock’s limited series consists of seven episodes, and the streaming platform announces that the program will premiere on January 11, along with the trailer and the first photos. There is still no news about which platform it can be seen on in our region.
What the Ted series is about
The series is set in 1993 and Ted (MacFarlane) “lives at home in Framingham, Massachusetts, with his best friend, John Bennett (Max Burkholder), 16 years old, along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach) and his cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham). Ted may be a terrible influence on John, but at the end of the day, he is a loyal friend who is always willing to take risks for friendship.”
MacFarlane serves as writer, executive producer, co-showrunner and director. He wrote a joint statement about the show with his co-EPs, writers and showrunners Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh:
“Each generation develops its own unique artistic style, its own way of seeing the world. In the 1920s, it was the subversive musical phrasings of jazz. In the 1950s, they were the bold brushstrokes of the abstract expressionists. The unique art of our generation is the streaming of content based on previously successful intellectual property. In that proud tradition, we humbly introduce you to Ted. Our series is a prequel to the Ted movies. It takes place in the ’90s, but is based on the eternal truth that being 16 sucks. The only thing that makes it tolerable is going through it with a friend, even if that friend is a former magical teddy bear with a bad mouth and a propensity for drug use. The three of us were teenagers in the ’90s and grew up in and around Boston, where the show is set, so many of these stories are personal to us. We were able to have the characters go through some of the same indignities and milestones that we experienced back then. Plus, we make things up (there are a lot of pages to fill and real life is mostly boring).”
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