Starz ‘Blunt Talk’ Trailer: Patrick Stewart Snorts Coke for Seth MacFarlane
These days, we’re more used to Sir Patrick Stewart classing up movie screens, or as a voice in Seth MacFarlane’s corner, but the erstwhile Captain Picard is returning to TV full-time as a coke-sniffing cable news pundit transplanted to America. Watch Patrick Stewart give some Blunt Talk in the first trailer for Starz’s new MacFarlane-produced comedy!
Created and run by Bored to Death alumni Jonathan Ames, and already renewed for a second season (more or less how Starz rolls anyway), Blunt Talk also stars Silver Linings Playbook alum Jackie Weaver as Walter Blunt (Stewart)’s motherly manager Rosalie, Adrian Scarborough as Walter’s alcoholic manservant Harry, along with Dolly Wells and Timm Sharp.
So reads Starz’s official synopsis:
Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. The series will premiere on STARZ in the summer of 2015.
Through the platform of his nightly cable news show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt’s only support is the alcoholic manservant he transplanted from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles. The series is greenlit for a two-season, 20-episode commitment.
If you’ve ever wanted to see Jean-Luc Picard snorting coke, check out the trailer above, and get ready for some Blunt Talk on Starz this summer!