Inside Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Series Adaptation


| LAST UPDATE 04/15/2022

By Arianna Morgan
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We all know and love the foul-mouthed teddy bear Ted - really, what's not to love? News broke last year regarding a Ted series adaptation to the 2012 film, exciting fans everywhere, and now we have the details we deserve. Directed, written, and starring Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane, here's what we know so far.

Coming back as a 10-episode, straight-to-series order, the thunder buddies are back in this live-action TV series that we're sure will be nothing short of a hilarious hit! The original film, released in 2012 under Universal Pictures and MRC Films, became an overnight success resulting in the highest-grossing original comedy that was not a sequel. Let us break it down for those who haven't watched one of the funniest movies of all time. John Bennett, played by Mark Wahlberg, had a long childhood dream of bringing his teddy bear to life, Ted, and once the rude and outspoken teddy bear, voiced by MacFarlane, became alive and kicking, Wahlberg had to choose between him and his girlfriend, Lori, played by the one and only Mila Kunis. So what is the series going to look like, and who's onboard?

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Set in 1993, the series will feature the bear as his 20 seconds of fame come to a close, and now he and John Bennett, played by Parenthood alum Max Burkholder, live together in Boston with his parents and cousin. The series will show their life together as pals and the crazy moments they share, ultimately ending in a whole lot of love for one another. Giorgia Whigham from 13 Reasons Why will play Blaire Bennett, the smart and put-together cousin, and Scott Grimes from The Orville will star as Uncle Marry Bennett, the quintessential blue-collar Bostonian. The show is still on the search for the perfect person to play Aunt Susan, so stay tuned to see who scores the last spot.

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Joining MacFarlane behind the scenes for another Fuzzy Door production are two of Hollywood's finest, Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh - Modern Family alums who will co-write, executive produce, and serve as the series co-showrunners. There are no further details on when the series will officially hit the small-screen, but we know that we're in for a treat! Stay tuned.

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