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10th May 2024

TED series has been renewed for second season

Ryan Price

Everyone’s favourite crude and offensive teddy bear is coming back.

The Ted prequel TV series has been renewed for a second season.

According to Variety, the streaming platform Peacock confirmed that it will start production on the second season of the spin-off series later this year.

Having originally been presented as an ‘event series’, the show became Peacock’s most-watched original title to date and was also the top streaming comedy in the U.S. for more than two consecutive months.

It landed on Sky Max and NOW in February, and UK fans loved it just as much as those on the other side of the Atlantic.

And with it coming from the creator of Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane, several viewers have even drawn comparisons between the Ted show and the animated series at its peak.

The Ted franchise revolves around the titular teddy bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) that magically comes to life after his child owner, John, makes a wish for this upon a shooting star.

While the movies focused on the teddy bear’s relationship with John as an adult (where he was played by Mark Wahlberg), the new series is set in the ’90s and focuses on Ted’s interactions with John as a teenager (now played by Max Burkholder, The Purge).

Co-starring Alana Ubach (Euphoria), Giorgia Whigham (The Punisher) and Scott Grimes (Band of Brothers), the Ted show was on JOE’s list of the 24 most exciting shows coming in 2024.

The first “Ted” movie proved to be a major box office hit, grossing nearly $550 million on a budget of $65 million. The sequel grossed over $215 million. Both films were produced by Universal Pictures and MRC Films.

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