Starz has released the first Blunt Talk trailer for the upcoming comedy series from Bored to Death creator/showrunner Jonathan Ames and executive producer Seth MacFarlane. The half-hour show stars Patrick Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. The problem is, Blunt is kind of out of control—a crazy person on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think, and behave. Sound familiar?
This first-look trailer is pretty great, as it shows Stewart really going for it in a balls-to-the-wall kind of way. Have you been waiting for a chance to see Patrick Stewart do cocaine? Well Blunt Talk is the show to bring that dream to fruition. It’s also noteworthy for being the new series from Ames, whose comedy Bored to Death was a cult hit on HBO throughout its run.
Check out the first Blunt Talk trailer below, via Starz. The series also stars Jackie Weaver, Adrian Scarborough, Dolly Wells, and Timm Sharp. The 10-episode first season of Blunt Talk premieres on Starz this summer.
Here’s the official synopsis for Blunt Talk:
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.