Starz has picked up a two season, 20-episode order of half-hour scripted comedy series Blunt Talk from Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) and Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death) and starring Patrick Stewart. The series follows British newsman Walter Blunt (Stewart) on a mission to conquer American cable news by sharing his opinion and guidance, even when they are not wanted. Add a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children, and an alcoholic manservant, and you’ve got a recipe for comedy gold.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Jonathan Ames and Sir Patrick Stewart,” said Seth Macfarlane in a statement. “Jonathan’s creative talent is formidable, and his writing style is wholly original, hilarious, and provocative. And of course, Patrick Stewart is one of the greatest actors alive today. His skill and versatility are unmatched, and he will excel as the star of his own show. Thank you Starz for allowing us to bring Walter Blunt to life!” READ FULL STORY