Prepare for more Ted, the irreverent bear from the 2012 comedy and its sequel, in an upcoming prequel series. Set in the ’90s, the show explores the enduring friendship between Ted and John (originally portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in the films and now voiced by Max Burkholder in the series). The trailer showcases the duo engaging in trademark antics, from cracking jokes in a high school sex ed class to experimenting with drugs for the first time. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the franchise, lends his voice to Ted and co-showruns the series.
The Ted prequel consists of seven episodes, with the first running for 50 minutes, followed by six 30-minute installments. The entire series will be available for streaming on the Peacock platform. Here’s when you can start your binge-watching session, along with a potential reason to consider using a VPN.
For viewers in the United States, the new comedy series will be accessible on Peacock from 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT on January 11.
Peacock adjusted its pricing for Premium and Premium Plus plans last year, setting them at $6 and $12 per month, respectively. Premium includes ads, while Premium Plus offers a mostly ad-free experience and additional features like the ability to download content and stream local NBC stations live.
If you are on the free tier of Peacock (limited to certain existing customers), upgrading to a paid plan is necessary to enjoy the complete Ted season. While some recently released Peacock series, such as Twisted Metal and Based on a True Story, offer one episode on the free tier, unlocking additional content requires a subscription.
Although the 2012 film Ted is available on Peacock, Ted 2 can be found on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max service rather than on Peacock.