Nine years after the second Ted movie landed in cinemas, and we last saw the sentient, ill-mannered teddy bear voiced by Seth MacFarlane, he's back on the small screen in a new show, titled Ted.


The prequel series landed in the US back in January and was a huge hit, becoming Peacock’s most-watched original title, according to Collider.

Naturally, many fans in the UK are wondering how they can catch up on the new adventures of Ted and John – thankfully, we now know that soon, they can.

Ted features an all-new cast, with Max Burkholder (Family Guy) taking over the role of John, who was originally played by Mark Wahlberg, while Euphoria's Alanna Ubach portrays John's mother, Susan, and American Dad's Scott Grimes appears as his father, Matty.

Meanwhile, MacFarlane returns to voice the titular bear.

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So, can viewers in the UK access US streaming service Peacock? Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch the Ted series.

Can I watch the Ted prequel series in the UK?

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Max Burkholder and Seth MacFarlane in Ted. NBC Universal

Not yet, but fans will be pleased to hear that Ted will arrive on Sky and NOW in the UK on Friday 9th February, with the first two episodes airing back to back on Sky Max from 9pm.

The series is available to watch in full on Peacock in the US.

Who stars in the Ted prequel series?

Giorgia Whigham and Marissa Shankar in Ted. sat together on a blue sofa looking shocked
Giorgia Whigham and Marissa Shankar in Ted. NBC Universal.

Creator Seth MacFarlane voices the titular role of Ted. He also directed the show and wrote a handful of its episodes after directing and co-writing both of the movies.

Meanwhile, Max Burkholder (Parenthood) stars as a young John Bennett, the character who was previously played by Mark Wahlberg in the films.

The series also stars Alanna Ubach (Euphoria) as Susan Bennett, Scott Grimes (American Dad!) as Matty Bennett and Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why) as Blaire Bennett.

Meanwhile, supporting cast members include Marissa Shankar as Sarah, Ian McKellen as the narrator, Liz Richman as Polly, Gail Goldberg as Mrs Fechko, Jack Seavor McDonald as Clive and Ara Hollyday as Andrew.

Charlotte Fountain-Jardim also appears as Betheny Borgwort, Penny Johnson Jerald as the principal, Julius Sharpe as Mr George, Francesca Xuereb as Erin, Don Lake as Bert, Josh Stamberg as Professor Lucas Damon and Danny Jolles as Will.

Ted will be arriving on Sky Max and NOW from Friday 9th February 2024. Find Sky deals now.

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