Seth MacFarlane returns to voice the titular teddy bear in the new comedy series that’s available to binge watch on Sky
Ted fans have hailed the new series as “even better than the films” and called for a second season of the prequel. The brand-new comedy series sees the titular foul-mouthed bear starring in his own series more than a decade since his big screen debut.
Available to binge watch now on Sky, Ted follows the younger days of the talking teddy and his best friend John, serving as a prequel to the 2012 Mark Wahlberg film. The series takes place in 1993, after Ted’s (Seth MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed and he’s back home living in Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder), and his family.
It is the latest project from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who serves as co-showrunner and co-writer and has directed every episode. Speaking ahead of the show’s launch, he said the series should “evoke the tone and the personality” of the films while still feeling “very new.”
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Ted is available to watch exclusively on Sky Max and Sky Showcase in the UK, with every episode available to binge on-demand. The channels are included with a Sky TV package that also includes Netflix, Sky Stream and Superfast broadband for £39 a month.
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Sky Showcase is also available with Virgin Media’s packed Mega Volt bundle which comes with a free 4K LG TV or a £250 bill credit until February 14. The entertainment package includes more than 230 TV channels – including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports – alongside Netflix’s Standard plan, an O2 sim with unlimited 5G data and superfast fibre broadband with 516Mbps average download speed, plus Disney+ or Amazon Prime free for six months.
Ted launched in the UK on Friday (February 9) and has been well-received by fans, currently boasting a 90 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. It also became the most-watched original title in the history of Peacock over its first three days on the US streaming platform, Collider reported.
Many fans have taken to social media since its premiere to call for a second season, with some hailing it as “even better than the films”. Writing on X, @GoonerKal said: “Flown through Ted the series today. My goodness it’s hilarious.”
@ChompyTV said: “Already watched the entire Ted series, it’s like watching Family Guy for the first time. Need another season.”
@SeanBasquiat said: “The Ted series is the best thing Seth McFarlane has done since early Family Guy.”
@davidjones96 said: “@SethMacFarlane we need more of the Ted series! It’s so good.”
@madmiyagi said: “Ted the series is even better than the films.”
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