Starz has ordered two seasons of a scripted comedy from Seth MacFarlane called “Blunt Talk” that stars “X-Men” actor Patrick Stewart, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed.
The project received a 20-episode pickup, with the order to be split between two seasons of 10 episodes each. Stewart is also producing the series, while Jonathan Ames of “Bored to Death” will executive produce and serve as showrunner.
The series is about a British transplant, Walter Blunt (Stewart), who wants to become a success on 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 supporter is the alcoholic manservant he brought with him from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles,” the story notes.
Stewart, a veteran Shakespearean stage actor, is also known for his run as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation."