The live-action series, based on Seth MacFarlane’s feature films released by Universal Pictures with MRC Film, will be executive produced by MacFarlane and Erica Huggins for Fuzzy Door. MacFarlane is under an overall deal with Universal.
“Ted” was MacFarlane’s directorial debut and starred himself as the voice of Ted, an anthropomorphic teddy bear brought to life and the best friend of Mark Wahlberg’s John Bennett. The movie also starred Mila Kunis. A sequel, “Ted 2,” was released in 2015, which swapped in Amanda Seyfried for Kunis.
Collectively “Ted” and “Ted 2” grossed more than $750 million worldwide. It is not known if any of the human characters from the two movies will return.
“Ted” is MacFarlane’s second project for Peacock,