post_title: ‘Ted Prequel Series Set on Peacock: Release Date, Cast, and First Look’
post_excerpt: ‘Peacock reveals the premiere date, first images, and a teaser for “Ted” the prequel series, diving into a ’90s nostalgia trip. Seth MacFarlane returns as the infamous teddy bear alongside a new cast.’
post_category: Entertainment, TV Shows
post_tags: Ted, Peacock, Seth MacFarlane, Prequel Series, ’90s Nostalgia, Mark Wahlberg, Comedy
# Ted Prequel Series: A ’90s Throwback Hits Peacock with Release Date Announcement
Peacock has just lit up the buzz around its new series, “Ted,” with the unveiling of the first look that is sure to delight fans. The platform revealed not only the first images but also confirmed the release date and teased audiences with a brief trailer, setting the stage for a return to the hilarious world of Seth MacFarlane’s cult favorite talking teddy bear.
## ‘Ted’ Series Premiere Date Set for Early 2024
The comedic blast from the past is slated to premiere on January 11, 2024, and is tagged as an “R-rated nostalgia trip to the ’90s.” While international release specifics, such as for Spain, remain unknown, including which streaming platforms will feature the series overseas, the excitement is universal.
## Seth MacFarlane Reteams with ‘Ted’
Seth MacFarlane brings the iconic, foul-mouthed teddy bear back to life, lending his voice once again and multitasking as the powerhouse behind the series—as executive producer, writer, director, and showrunner.
## The Plot: Adolescent Adventures in Boston
Spanning seven episodes, the series promises to delve into the younger days of Ted and his best friend, John Bennett — played by Mark Wahlberg in the movie series. Set in Boston, the narrative unfolds around 16-year-old John, grappling with the throes of adolescence. An ensemble cast including Max Burkholder, Alanna Ubach, Scott Grimes, and Giorgia Whigham joins the fray.
## MacFarlane on the Teenage Predicament
“It takes place in the ’90s, but it’s rooted in the timeless truth that being 16 years old sucks,” the creators express. MacFarlane, alongside executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, emphasizes that enduring adolescence is only bearable with a friend by your side—even if that friend is an enchantingly crude magical teddy bear with a tendency for debauchery.
## A Tongue-in-Cheek Teaser
Adding to the pre-series excitement is a humor-filled video clip that features Ted writing a letter to himself in 1993. “If you are reading this it means we have a new series on the most successful streaming platform in history,” the 1993 version of Ted sasses. The present-day Ted wittily retorts, “Hey, we have a new series.”
## The Legacy of ‘Ted’
Seth MacFarlane’s original “Ted” movie hit the big screen in 2012, gathering a following with its unique blend of comedic elements. The sequel, “Ted 2,” dropped in 2015 but didn’t captivate audiences to the same degree, though it still held its own with its humor.
## Anticipation Builds for the Prequel
As fans and newcomers alike get ready to witness the bear’s crude antics in a fresh setting, the anticipation for this series is mounting. Peacock subscribers can mark their calendars for January 11, 2024 – the date when the party kicks off in Boston, back in the ’90s.
Stay tuned for more updates and catch the teaser if you haven’t already—it’s a comedic preview of what’s in store!
[Watch the teaser for “Ted – The TV Series” here](https://es.ign.com/ted-the-tv-series/196320/gallery/embed)
Remember to check back for more news and updates on Peacock’s “Ted” prequel series, and if you enjoyed the films, gear up for a riot of a series filled with nostalgic laughs and the not-so-tender Teddy we’ve grown to love…or tolerate.