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While Ted 3 remains a pipe dream, the recently released Ted series on Peacock is precisely what fans always wanted. Not only did we get a deeper look into Ted and John’s earlier years – but we also got the series’ trademark rapid-fire humor in spades.
Even if the Ted movies proved Seth MacFarlane could work in live-action feature films, the series reaffirms he excels in more focused formats. Ted as a whole just works better as a show, it seems, as early reviews for the series have been nothing short of exceptional – for audiences, at least.
For many fans, the series was everything they wanted to see from a third film – and then some. However, now that the first season is over, we’re left wondering: will the show continue?
Seth MacFarlane Would be Willing to Make a Second Season
MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and American Dad, has recently mentioned he’d be willing to work on Ted Season 2. In an interview with TheWrap, Macfarlane, alongside showrunners Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, weighed in on the show’s popularity.
Something to note, however, is that MacFarlane mentions future Ted “projects” in the interview. These comments open the possibility for a new movie down the line. For that to happen, however, MacFarlane mentions there must be an “appetite” for the character first.
“There has to be an audience for something like this. You don’t want to just keep rehashing the same character if no one’s watching.” After Ted 2 disappointed at the box office, it’s easy to see why MacFarlane distanced himself from the character for a while.
On the other hand, Ted‘s showrunners were much more eager to share their thoughts on a second season. Thanks to the show’s prequel status, coming up with new scenarios for Ted and John has never been easier.
Season 2 Could See John Going to College
Corrigan and Walsh noted they’d like to tell more stories about young John Benett growing up. Walsh mentions how the setting opens itself to more narrative opportunities than the films. “I think there’s a ton more stories to explore. I mean, we have this teenage, going into early 20s young man that is going through all these experiences,” Walsh told TheWrap.
The series proved that you can make seven new stories about a talking bear and still be entertaining. Beyond that, Ted revitalized the public’s interest in the foul plushie. The series became Peacock’s most successful original production – a veritable feat in today’s streaming market.
MacFarlane thanked fans for their interest in the show in an emotional Instagram post. The reaction to that post speaks volumes, with most fans demanding more seasons of Ted.
Seeing as how the show became an overnight sensation for Peacock, Ted Season 2 is more than likely to happen at some point. That said, Corrigan and Walsh mentioned the creative process behind the show’s first season took more time than they’d imagined. We shouldn’t expect Ted Season 2 to come before 2025.
Still, for fans looking to relive their 90s youth – or just for those who can’t get enough of Ted – all seven episodes are now available to stream on NBC’s Peacock.