Ted shows off singing voice in new ‘Ted 2’ trailer – watch

Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel opens in cinemas on June 26

A new trailer for this summer’s Ted 2 has been released today (April 27).

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 this year (2015).

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. 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.