A live-action series adaptation of the “Ted” movies has been ordered straight-to-series at Peacock, Variety has learned.
Seth MacFarlane is currently in negotiations to reprise the voice role of Ted, a foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear brought to life by the magic of a little boy’s wish.
MacFarlane will also write executive produce the series, with Erica Huggins also executive producing under her and MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Productions banner. Plot details on the series are being kept under wraps. UCP and MRC Television will produce the series.
The first “Ted” movie was released in 2012. It proved to be a major box office hit, grossing nearly $550 million on a budget of $65 million. A sequel was released in 2015, grossing over $215 million. Both films were produced by Universal Pictures and MRC Films. Along with the voice of MacFarlane, the films starred Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Barth, and Giovanni Ribisi, with Mila Kunis starring in the first film and Amanda Seyfried starring in the second.
The series falls under the sizable overall deal MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door signed with UCP back in 2020. It is the second series order to come out of the deal thus far. Variety exclusively reported in March that Fuzzy Door would produce a new Peacock science series hosted by Bill Nye called “The End Is Nye.”
Fuzzy Door is also developing a number of projects under the deal, including the shows “Skywatch,” “The Winds of War,” and “All Our Wrong Todays.” The company is also producing an animated reboot of the classic sitcom “Good Times” at Netflix.
MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door are repped by CAA, Jackoway Austen Tyerman and Joy Fehily.
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