Patrick Stewart shares premiere episode of Starz’s new series ‘Blunt Talk’ Patrick Stewart shares premiere episode of Starz’s new series ‘Blunt Talk’
Patrick Stewart has provided fans with a free preview of Starz's new series Blunt Talk via his personal Facebook page. Patrick Stewart shares premiere episode of Starz’s new series ‘Blunt Talk’

Patrick Stewart has provided fans with a free preview of Starz’s new series Blunt Talk via his personal Facebook page.

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Blunt Talk stars Stewart as British newscaster Walter Blunt who moves to Los Angeles with the intentions of conquering American nightly cable news. The main cast also includes Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough, Dolly Wells, and Timm Sharp, while Richard Lewis, Elisabeth Shue, and Jason Schwartzman appear in recurring roles. The series was created by Jonathan Ames (HBO’s Bored to Death) and is produced by Seth MacFarlane.

You can watch the entire premiere episode right here via the embed below and Starz has also made the entire second episode available on their website (though the link appears to be down at the moment). Blunt Talk officially premieres on Starz August 22, 2015.

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  • Tarmac492.1

    The previews of this look funny.

  • KilliK

    can we please have a new Star Trek show with Patrick back as Picard , instead of this joyless crap?

  • Patrick Stewart is made of undistilled cool.

  • todd

    To be fair, I have neither seen, nor even heard of (up to this moment), “Blunt Talk.” I may watch the posted premier, but fear that my rather unpopular and semi-indiscriminate opinion of P. Stewart will only be reaffirmed.
    Stewart, (this critique is not applicable to his stage work) in an off-hand way, reminds me of Tom Cruz (stay with me) in the sense that he is an excellent actor, but only within the range of his dramatic “wheelhouse.” Cruz is fine in the role(s) of the Handsome-Cocky Bartender, the Cocky Attorney…The Cocky Rich Guy, in essence…
    Stewart has a different flavor, of course, but seems to only appeal as the “Strong Willed Intellectual,” the educated conscious juxtaposed against harder-to-define variables. And this is fine, I’m a fan, but I just wonder if “Blunt Truth,” won’t be an instance of Stewart fans watching Stewart play “Stewart?”
    Of course, I know Patrick is open to all kinds of diverse projects (“American Dad” being one of my favorites) so I will give him, and Starz, a chance. I’ll rely heavily on the Supernaughts to give me “the skinny” if time precludes my dipping my admittedly cynical paws in the water.

    (On an unrelated note: I know I don’t comment often, but I always enjoy Puck Propagandas’ unique insight into pop culture, as I do the majority of SN’s columnist.) ????

  • Thank you and considering I posted this news I suppose I should watch it. LOL

    I’ll post my thoughts on it after I do. Try to squeeze it in tonight.

  • todd

    Haha! Right on…I’ll be interested in your take. I may give it a shot…we’ll see…????

  • Stalkeye

    Fuck that Shit! (For now, at least.)
    I gotta catch the season Finale of Power! Bop seen it and so shall i!

  • Stalkeye

    Have you ever thought of putting something out here? (Article wise.)

  • todd

    Yes, actually. I’ve done some professional writing (I’m currently working on a collection of short stories), although, I’ve been paying the bills in a fairly sterile environment as of late. Back in the early 90’s I self published (and co-published) a host of fanzines that, looking back on them, were very similar in respect to the vibe you guys and gals have going here; except with the central focus cast around music and fiction, but movies and entertainment, as well.
    I love the attitude and perspective you guys convey. So, anyway (I’m a long-winded motherfucker), yeah, a few months ago I thought about submitting a couple of articles within the realm of B-.movies (Inspector Dee and I have similar taste) but wasn’t quite sure if unsolicited material was welcome. I think it was IAB who later told me that there was indeed a “open submission” process, but I was bogged down at work.
    If you think I might be able to find a niche, I’d really enjoy putting together a couple pieces for SN approval. Is there a page I can visit to get the skinny or an email account to hit?
    ????

  • Abe

    Todd we’d love to have anything you want to contribute.
    It’s kinda dive right in around here. http://thesupernaughts.com/submissions/

  • todd

    Great! Thanks, Abe! ????

  • Bop

    I started catching up with Ray Donovan.

  • Abe

    No thank you! I’m looking forward to reading your stuff.

  • OK, watched the premiere last night.

    It was pretty good. Even more oddball than Bored to Death and tonally all over the place, but it kept my interest and had a few solid laughs. I was expecting something more like Episodes, only in a news setting, but it wasn’t like that at all.

    Blunt Talk is basically just Patrick Stewart hamming it up to the max in what I can only describe as a very over-the-top interpretation of himself dealing with modern America. His performance isn’t entirely funny, it’s just really damn quirky and absurd, overboard exaggerated satire. None of the other characters really make any impression, largely because they don’t do much and Stewart overshadows them anyway.

    If you like Stewart or want to see Stewart at his absolute weirdest, I’d recommend it. Other than Stewart though it doesn’t have much going for it, at this point. They even play to that in the premiere with a scene where Stewart’s character interviews himself, probably the highlight of the episode.

  • Stalkeye

    Cool! let me know whatcha think about the remaining Season(s) so far!

  • Stalkeye

    ” I’ve done some professional writing (I’m currently working on a collection of short stories), although, I’ve been paying the bills in a fairly sterile environment as of late. Back in the early 90’s I self published (and co-published) a host of fanzines that, looking back on them, were very similar in respect to the vibe you guys and gals have going here; except with the central focus cast around music and fiction, but movies and entertainment, as well.I love the attitude and perspective you guys convey. “

    You’re more than qualified, it seems.
    You’re Hired, Monkey man!!!

    http://www.netanimations.net/Moving-animated-picture-of-dancing-green-monkey.gif

  • Bop

    I will let you know.

  • Tarmac492.1

    would love to read something from you. As a pro writer, you would give us credibility!!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    overqualified probably. LOL!!

  • todd

    Hehe…I don’t know if I can provide any tangible “credibility boost” or not. But I do hope I can contribute in a positive way, as well as help bring some new subscribers into The Fold.
    ????

  • todd

    Nice!
    Yeah, I’m excited at the prospect of being part of the SN Team, and I’m definitely willing to contribute in any capacity.
    ????

  • Tarmac492.1

    cool. Look forward to some good reading.

  • todd

    I’m loaded down at the moment, but would love to bounce a couple of ideas off you this weekend in order to give you a feel for my approach, as well as receive any feedback, guidelines or direction you think might help me with future submissions.
    ????

  • todd

    Are the Supernaughts ever interested in “industry interviews?”
    ????

  • Tarmac492.1

    interested in most any kind of interviews, so yes.

  • todd

    Okay, great. That was a “specialty” of mine during my rock/punk/indie fanzine days….Anyway, as a B-Movie connoisseur, and knowing a few folks over there, I was thinking about a TROMA article/interview (Not sure if I can get Lloyd, though. Hehe..????)

  • todd

    Welp, based on this review, you have waylaid any apprehensions I may have had about Stewart simply giving a “walk through” performance. I’ll check it out!
    ????

  • Tarmac492.1

    that would be awesome.

  • Stalkeye

    I know that besides Movies, you’re also into some Punk Music ergo, there’s plenty of material to write about from various mediums. Just write/post articles that you feel most passionate about. Tarmac is killing it with his Indie film reviews, as with Asi with History and SciFi, Bop with Urban Action Movies and Documentaries like Rubble Kings, Nick Nightly’s Soulhole and so forth.

    There’s really no limit of what you can put out here plus Abe , Dan and of course Puck are very helpful. Glad to have you on board.
    Now show us whatcha got!! (0=