Blunt Talk, the new scripted comedy from executive producer Seth MacFarlane for Starz began production this week in Los Angeles on the first 10-episode season. Starz has released the first photos today from set. Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart, began production this week in Los Angeles on the first 10-episode season. The half-hour comedy was created by Jonathan Ames (Bored) who is exec producing with MacFarlane, Tristram Shapeero (Children’s Hospital, Ubreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Stephanie Davis (The Starter Wife, Bored to Death) was given a 20-episode, two season commitment. “It was a great first day on the set of Blunt Talk,” said Ames. “Patrick Stewart was noble, loony, and heroic.
And that was before the first shot. Later, in character as Walter Blunt, he was all those things and more.” The original series, set in L.A., follows Walter Blunt, played by Stewart, a Brit who’s intent on taking over American cable news, and the fallout from his unintentional, yet misguided decision making both on air and off. Besieged by his network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, ex-wives and children, Blunt’s only support is the alcoholic manservant, played by Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs Downstairs), he transplanted from across the pond to join him out west. Blunt Talk is slated to premiere this summer.