From Taken to Ted 2: Liam Neeson joins Morgan Freeman on Seth MacFarlane's sequel

The Irish actor will star in the upcoming second instalment of the hit 2012 comedy

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Liam Neeson has signed on to star in Seth MacFarlane's Ted sequel alongside Morgan Freeman, director Seth MacFarlane has confirmed.

It remains unknown what character the actor will play in the movie, set for release on 26 June next summer.

“Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2,” creator MacFarlane tweeted on Wednesday.

MacFarlane is returning as the voice of the lead teddy bear, while Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried will also feature.

Neeson starred in MacFarlane's comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West earlier this year but unlike the original Ted, which grossed £281.5 million at the global box office in 2012, it only made £10.4 million in its opening weekend.


Neeson can currently be seen playing private investigator Matt Scudder in A Walk Among the Tombstones, before starring in the third Taken film in 2015.

However, Tak3n looks to be the last film in the hit action franchise, with Neeson telling USA Today that he believes it is “the end”.