STARZ's Blunt Talk — Featurette: 'What Is Blunt Talk?'


added: Mon, Jun 15th '15

If the thought of watching Patrick Stewart as a pill-popping, cocaine-sniffing madman excite you -- and why wouldn't it? Well, Starz's new comedy series "Blunt Talk" is something you need to look into right away. Luckily, you can start with this newly-released featurette, which offers a hilarious peek at the upcoming series created by Jonathan Ames (HBO's Bored to Death).

The show, which is executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, centers on a British TV journalist, Walter Blunt (Stewart), who sets out to be America's most prominent cable newsman with a newly-minted political TV show called "Blunt Talk."

On air, Blunt is a loudly opinionated pundit who continually questions the morals and ethics of others. Off air, he's a drug-addicted oddball with an equally drug-addicted manservant (played by English comic actor Adrian Scarborough).

Also starring Jacki Weaver, Timm Sharp, Karan Soni, Dolly Wells and Mary Holland as Blunt's dysfunctional news team, "Blunt Talk" is set to premiere this summer, beginning Saturday, August 22nd, on the Starz network.

"Blunt Talk" is a character-driven comedy revolving around Walter Blunt (Patrick Stewart), a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Through the platform of his nightly interview 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 follows the fallout from Blunt's well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air.


directed by   Tristram Shapeero (pilot)

starring   Patrick Stewart, Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough, Timm Sharp, Karan Soni, Dolly Wells, Mary Holland

release date   August 22, 2015 (on STARZ)

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