Peacock is finally ready to show the world To shakeseries of events hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
All seven episodes To shake, including a large format premiere, will debut on the streamer on January 11, 2024. According to Peacock, the event series is a prequel to the film series and will take fans on a “fun, nostalgic trip to the R-rated ’90s.”
New characters include Max Burkholder (Parenthood), Alanna Ubach (Euphoria), Scott Grimes (Orville) and Giorgia Whigham (13 reasons) while MacFarlane will continue to voice Ted.
Peacock was the first to place an order for series production To shake in 2021
Here’s the log: “It’s 1993 and Ted the Bear’s moment of fame has passed. He currently lives at home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Burkholder), as well as John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Grimes and Ubach), and his cousin Blaire (Whigham). “Ted may be a bad influence on John, but ultimately he’s a loyal buddy who’s always willing to take a risk in the name of friendship.”
The EP for the series is being released by MarFarlane, Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, who released the following statement: “Each generation develops its own unique artistic style, its own way of seeing the world. In the 1920s, these were subversive jazz musical phrases. In the 1950s, it was a bold stroke of the abstract expressionists’ brush. The unique art of our generation is streaming content based on previously successful intellectual property. In line with this proud tradition, we humbly give to you To shake“
Our series is a prequel To shake films,” the statement continued. “It’s set in the ’90s, but it’s based on the timeless truth that being 16 sucks. The only thing that makes it bearable is experiencing it with a friend, even if that friend is a former magical teddy bear with a disgusting snout and a penchant for drug use. The three of us were teenagers in the 1990s and grew up in and around Boston, where the show is set, so a lot of these stories are personal to us. We managed to make the characters face the same humiliations and milestones that we experienced back then. Plus we made stuff up (there are a lot of pages to fill out and real life is mostly boring).”
Other EPs in this series of events include Erica Huggins, Alana Kleinman, Jason Clark, Aimee Carlson (Fuzzy Door Productions). It comes from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, Fuzzy Door and MRC.