New trailer for ‘Ted 2’ released – watch

Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel opens in UK cinemas on July 8

A new UK trailer for Ted 2 has been released ahead of the comedy sequel’s release next month (July).

Seth MacFarlane’s follow-up to his 2012 comedy hit sees Ted embark on a legal battle to prove he is “human” so that he and his girlfriend can have a baby via sperm donor. It’s set for release on June 26 in the US and a couple of weeks later in the UK on July 8.

Mark Wahlberg returns as Ted’s friend John and Jessica Barth reprises her role as Ted’s girlfriend, Tami-Lynn, though Mila Kunis’s Lori doesn’t feature in the sequel.

Ted 2‘s supporting cast is rounded off by Amanda Seyfried as Ted’s lawyer, Mad Men‘s John Slattery as her opposing counsel and Morgan Freeman as the judge who will decide the case. Meanwhile, Liam Neeson will appear in a currently unconfirmed small role and David Hasselhoff and NFL star Tom Brady will make cameo appearances as themselves.

MacFarlane directed from a script he co-wrote with his original Ted collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Released in June 2012, the original Ted became a surprise smash at the box office, grossing over $500 million (£310 million) worldwide.