Blunt Talk gets a green light by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane and “Bored To Death” creator Jonathan Ames. Stewart stars as Walter Blunt in a new live-action comedy series, which just received a two-season order from Starz.
Yes, that’s right, Patrick Stewart is returning to a TV series.
In the series, Walter Blunt is the host of an American cable news interview show through which the British-born Blunt hopes to educate the unwashed masses of the United States in how to live. Of course, his own life is a mess.
Ames will serve as show runner of the series, which will air its first 10-episode season in 2015.
Stewart and MacFarlane, who are also producers on the series, have worked together many times. The “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star has voiced many different characters on MacFarlane’s animated series “Family Guy” and “American Dad” and was the narrator of his live-action film “Ted.”
“My career took an abrupt and radical left turn when Seth MacFarlane created CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock on ‘American Dad.’ This new character, Walter Blunt, is not at all like Avery, thank God, because this is live action and I am a Knight of the Realm. Blunt is, however, much smarter than Avery and has his own TV show, which has to be better than being deputy director of the CIA,” Stewart said in a statement.
Starz can really use a great show to bring in new ratings, and Stewart is one to meet that challenge.