Patrick Stewart is a naturally funny guy, and Seth MacFarlane tries hard to be funny, so it seems natural (?) that they’d team up for a new Starz comedy series called Blunt Talk. Surprisingly, it’s not about weed, but instead about Walter Blunt (played by Stewart), a British TV host who wants to take over America and make his mark. Oh, and he’ll have an alcoholic manservant he brings over from the UK, as well. Sounds awesome, right?
Here’s the scoop from Screen Crush:
Said MacFarlane of the news:
I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Jonathan Ames and Sir Patrick Stewart. 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!
Stewart too chimed in:
My career took an abrupt and radical left turn when Seth McFarlane 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.
Apparently Starz execs were pretty thrilled with the show premise enough to give it a 20 episode order, which is impressive! I would watch Patrick Stewart in pretty much anything, though, so I’ll totally be into this. Also, if I’m remembering right, Patrick did a voice role on Family Guy before, so there is a bit of a precedent there!