The cameras have officially started to roll on the living teddy bear with the mouth of a seaman and an absolute heart of gold. Catching up with SYFY WIRE this once weekend for an in- depth discussion about the Season 3 homestretch of The Orville New Horizons, Seth MacFarlane verified that Peacock’s R- rated Ted series is now in active product. The creator of animated successes like Family Guy and American Dad! not only returns to state the gross plushie, but also serves asco-showrunner, administrative patron, pen, and director.
” I can tell you what you presumably formerly know,” says MacFarlane when asked about what he can tease.” It’s a prequel that takes place in 1993 that deals with Ted and John growing up in Framingham, Massachusetts. It veritably much is a return to the dynamics of the original movie( in that) it all takes place in this city and deals with the give- and- take of nonage and growing up and the risks and similar. I am trying not to spoil anything. I suppose suckers of the original movie will be delighted by what we’ve in store.”
In terms of the liar format, MacFarlane admits that while there’s a modicum of serialization, each investiture has the capacity to stand on its own graces.” This is n’t The Handmaid’s Tale,” he explains.” We are not doing a single bow that stretches over a season, we’re treating it in further of the classic comedy style of individual stories. There’s an episodic memory from one show to the coming, but these are individual stories that punctuate different moments in John and Ted’s history.”
Max Burkholder( The Purge) leads the meat and blood ensemble as the teenage John Bennett, who was played as an adult by Mark Wahlberg in the ballot’s big screen adventures. Naturally, we’ve to ask whether or not theex-leader of the Funky Bunch has had any input on the show’s direction.” Not therefore far,” MacFarlane admits.” I know everyone would love to find a way to to see him in a gem part at some time, but there’s nothing of that nature yet.”
The only conceivable way to make it work would be a flash forward to present day — unless Wahlberg plays a completely different, we’re- winking- at- the- followership- type of character. In any case, it helps that a major precedent formerly exists for arbitrary celebrity bijous in the Ted mythos. Ryan Reynolds, Sam Jones, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Tom Brady, Patrick Stewart, and others can be seen( or heard) in both flicks. MacFarlane says this may carry over” to some degree. perhaps not to the extent that we did on Orville, but to some degree. There’s always that possibility. We have written the scripts and now we are in product and obviously effects are still malleable. So I ’m sure that is always a possibility.”
Giorgia Whigham( John’s politically correct kinsman, Blaire), Scott Grimes( John’s hard- headed father, Matty), and Alanna Ubach( John’s naive mama , Susan) round out the cast of blue- collar Bostonians who’ll interact with the CGI bear. Both Whigham and Grimes are stagers of The Orville.
With nearly$ 550 million in global box office returns, the first Ted movie remains the loftiest- grossing R- rated comedy that is not a effect or an adaption of an being IP.
Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, and Jason Clark are administrative produces on the Ted series alongside MacFarlane’s fellowco-showrunners, Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh. Fuzzy Door, UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and MRC Televisionco-produce.