The lovable bear Ted is getting his prequel series and it looks like it will be set on the right ground. According to its creator, Seth MacFarlane, what they are doing with this Show on television, will please fans of the movies. Especially those who enjoyed the first.
“Tone-wise, we’re sticking pretty close to the first movie. I think people who enjoyed the first movie and enjoyed that tone will be very happy with what we’re doing here. Let’s go with what worked. But at the same time we’re exploring new terrain and building a past for John and Ted that we hadn’t delved into in the movie. But I think fans of ‘Ted’ are going to be very happy with this show.”
Being a prequel, the series will chronicle the early years of Ted and John’s relationship. The idea is to tell the adolescence of both characters. So in terms of themes, there will surely be a lot of material to cut from to put high-sounding words and high-pitched jokes in the bear’s mouth.
Also for MacFarlane (via), one of the most interesting points of working on a prequel, is having the opportunity to recreate a specific time. In this case the nineties. The creator assures that the music, the clothes and everything related to the aesthetics of that decade will form a very important part of the whole ensemble.
“It’s a prequel that takes place in 1993 and spans that era, spans the ’90s, and tracks what is essentially Ted’s teenage years, I guess,” he commented. “It’s Ted and John’s teenage years, growing up in suburban Boston. For someone who grew up in that part of the country, it’s fun trying to recreate it. The sets themselves are strangely nostalgic. But it’s going great.”
On the other hand, Seth thinks this series will be somewhat groundbreaking. The central character is an animated teddy bear. So it was necessary to use a lot of visual effects. For the cinema this matter is an everyday thing, but for a television series, not so much. «Nor is it unprecedented to do a television series in which your main character is completely generated by CGI»assured.
As for the humor, no one within the production is really worried. The prequel series ted It will definitely be rated R. There is no censorship and the jokes will not be measured. We will have the same Ted that we met on the big screen.
“As far as Peacock is concerned, no, Peacock has been great. They recognize that [la película] it was about an R-rated comedy and that the show will also be an R-rated comedy,” he confirmed. “Is no different. You can say ‘fuck’, you can say whatever you want. The challenges for something like ‘Ted’ are more external. You’re dealing with a climate that is perhaps a little less friendly to comedy than it has been in the past. That’s certainly something we keep in mind because we want to keep Ted Ted.”
Ted: the seriesis written and co-directed by Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh. Both notorious for ModernFamily. In addition to MacFarlane, who will repeat in the voice of the bear, the cast has new members. From Max Burkholder, who will be the young version of John; to Alanna Ubach, Giorgia Whigham and Scott Grimes. The series will arrive in the United States through Peacock, but it does not yet have a premiere date.
The Ted Prequel Series entry will have the same tone and humor as the films first published in Cinema PREMIERE.