Irreverent bear “Ted” to return in new streaming series

In 2012, the producer and voice actor Seth MacFarlane, already recognized for his work in animated series such as “Family Guy” or “American Dad”, made his debut as a film director with “Ted”, a film in which a child of The city of Boston sees its Christmas wish come true when its Teddy bear comes to life, presenting the lives of both 30 years later, when it is time to leave vice and irresponsibility to grow up at once.

Alongside MacFarlane, who plays the irreverent teddy bear, “Ted” featured a top-tier cast with Mark Whalberg playing John, his immature human friend John, Mila Kunis as Lori, John’s girlfriend who seeks to bring him to maturity, as well as special performances by Joel McHale, Jessica Barth and Giovanni Ribisi.

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Being Seth MacFarlane’s debut on the big screen, “Ted” managed to receive mostly positive reviews, as well as being a complete success at the box office, grossing no less than 550 million dollars, which compares to 65 million in its estimated budget. , so it would not have been surprising if a sequel was approved.

“Ted 2” hit theaters in 2015, and although critics again praised MacFarlane’s humorous work or the arrival of Amanda Seyfried to the cast, this installment had less successful results at the global box office. After a few years of absence and without confirmations for a third installment, everything seems to indicate that the character is ready for his return.

Deadline notes that streaming service Peacock is working on a television adaptation of “Ted,” with MacFarlane negotiating his possible return as the foul-mouthed teddy bear, as well as executive producing the series alongside Erica Huggins through the label. from ‘Fuzzy Door’.

Although the creator of “Family Guy” is close to his return to character, especially since the project is within his deal with Universal Content Productions, sources close to the project indicate that it is unlikely that we will see Whalberg reprising his role as John.

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If accepted, this would be the second project for the Peacock service in which Seth MacFarlane participates in his career after his collaboration with Bill Nye on “The End is Nye.” In addition to the two installments of “Ted”, MacFarlane premiered in 2014 the comedy “A Million Ways To Die In The West”, which starred alongside Charlize Theron, again positioning himself in the director’s chair. Since then he has shown no signs of wanting to direct a new movie.