Starz has released the first full trailer for their upcoming comedy series Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart, which is set to premiere on Saturday August 22nd at 9/8c.
From Family Guy executive producer Seth MacFarlane, Blunt Talk follows 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. In addition to Patrick Stewart, the cast also includes Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as Rosalie, Blunt’s tough and motherly producer-manager and Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech) as Harry, Blunt’s manservant. Dolly Wells (“Doll & Em”) who was cast as Celia, Blunt’s senior producer and head writer, with Timm Sharp (“Enlightened”) who was cast as Jim, Blunt’s head writer. The comedy is produced by House Of Cards production company Media Right Capital. A second season of 10 episodes has already been ordered.
Check out the trailer below: